WILLIAM COPLEY | UNTITLED (THE STRUMPET MUSE - IMAGES FROM ROBERT W SERVICE SERIES)
WILLIAM COPLEY | UNTITLED (THE STRUMPET MUSE - IMAGES FROM ROBERT W SERVICE SERIES)
WILLIAM COPLEY | UNTITLED (THE STRUMPET MUSE - IMAGES FROM ROBERT W SERVICE SERIES)
WILLIAM COPLEY | UNTITLED (THE STRUMPET MUSE - IMAGES FROM ROBERT W SERVICE SERIES)
WILLIAM COPLEY | UNTITLED (THE STRUMPET MUSE - IMAGES FROM ROBERT W SERVICE SERIES)
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WILLIAM COPLEY | UNTITLED (THE STRUMPET MUSE - IMAGES FROM ROBERT W SERVICE SERIES)

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

WILLIAM COPLEY | UNTITLED (THE STRUMPET MUSE - IMAGES FROM ROBERT W SERVICE SERIES)

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Sold:10,000USD

Lot Details

Description

WILLIAM COPLEY

1919-1996

UNTITLED (THE STRUMPET MUSE - IMAGES FROM ROBERT W SERVICE SERIES)


signed; inscribed Feasting a Fawning Parasite, or Glutting a Harlot's Purse, from the Song of the Wage Slave, Page 25 on the reverse

felt-tip pen and graphite on paper

Sheet: 24 by 18 in. (61 by 45.7 cm.)

Framed: 26⅝ by 20¾ in. (67.6 by 52.7 cm.)

Executed in 1994.


PROVENANCE

Fred Jahn Gallery, Munich

Private collection, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner


LITERATURE

William Copley, The Strumpet Muse: Images from Robert W Service by William Copley, Cologne 1995, p. 19


EXHIBITED

Hanover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Copley, February - April 1995

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged at the upper and lower edges of the reverse to the backing board. There is a slight undulation to the sheet due to the artist's chosen media. The upper edge is deckled and is unevenly torn, presumably inherent to the artist's working method. There are soft creases throughout, visible under raking light and upon close inspection. Framed under glass.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Fred Jahn Gallery, Munich

Private collection, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Hanover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Copley, February - April 1995

Literature

William Copley, The Strumpet Muse: Images from Robert W Service by William Copley, Cologne 1995, p. 19

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