VARIOUS ARTISTS | A commemorative album comprising approximately fifty two watercolours, drawings and manuscripts accompanied by a collection of letters relating to the commission for 'The War Seal Foundation'
Property Sold to Benefit the Stoll Foundation
Property Sold to Benefit the Stoll Foundation
A commemorative album comprising approximately fifty two watercolours, drawings and manuscripts accompanied by a collection of letters relating to the commission for 'The War Seal Foundation'
variously signed, inscribed, titled and dated 1917
pen and ink; watercolour; pencil; chalk
each 24 by 30cm., 9½ by 12in. or 30 by 24cm., 12 by 9½in.
The individual sheets are well bound within a black leather binding with a metal fastening at the side which can be easily opened so that individual leaves can be removed from the metail prongs of the binding. The sheets are all a little discoloured by time at the extremeities and their is light soiling and staining but no serious condition issues with any of the sheets. Most of the drawings are protected by sheets of tracing paper but some are loose or absent. We would strongly recommend viewing this lot in person.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Compiled by Sir Oswald Stoll and thence to the Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation with whom it has remained
Helen Allingham An Old Dorset Cottage
Robert Anning Bell Mary and a Kneeling Angel
Lewis Baumer A Flapper
Bertha Bennet Burley Portrait of a Lady in a Wide-brimmed Hat
Laurence Binyon autographed manuscript poem, 'Nothing is enough'
Robert Bridges autographed manuscript poem, 'The British wounded'
Charles Buchel Head of a Jester
Edgar Bundy The Dead Soldier
Frank Cadogan Cowper Head of a Girl
Francis Carruthers Gould A Stag at Bay
Sir George Clausen The Farmyard
The Hon. John Collier The Land Baby
H. Cowan The Broken Doll
C. Dallcousins Nemorosa Zacynthos
Allan Davidson A Buccaneer
Joseph Farquharson Sheep in the Snow
Hanslip Fletcher Rheims Cathedral
Stanhope Alexander Forbes A Farm-girl
T. Friedensen Battleships in the North Sea
Harry Furness Peace is a Long Time Coming!
John Galsworthy autographed manuscript poem, 'Picardy'
D. Green A River Estuary
Arthur Hacker Pro Patria
George Harcourt Fairy Tales
Thomas Hardy autographed manuscript sonnet, 'In Time of War and Tumults'
Joan Hassall Lost
G.P. Huntley An Out of Work Actor
Garth Jones The Tired Warrior
Robert Talbot Kelly The Nile with Feluccas and Figures on the Shore
Margaret Kemp Welch A Middle-Eastern River Landscape
Henry John Yeend King Blackberries
Rudyard Kipling autographed manuscript poem, 'For all we have and are'
John Liston Byam-Shaw Cupid Playing with Bellows and a House of Cards
Charlotte Mansfield autographed manuscript short story, 'The Call'
Sir David Murray The Loch-end
John Oxenham autographed manuscript poem, 'Natalis - His True Birthday'
Louis Parker autographed manuscript poem, 'The Ballade of Equality'
Bernard Partridge Vitre: Les Ramparts
E. T. Read A Scandal in the Stone Age
Janet Robertson Martin aged 4½ months
Sir William Rothenstein Portrait of Thomas Hardy
Charles Sims Cupid
Florence Small Mother and Child
Harold Speed Portrait of a French Officer
W. H. Squire autographed manuscript of musical score, 'Album Leaf'
Henry Scott Tuke Young Man Holding a Pewter Tankard
Sir Leslie Ward 'SPY' Child in the Field at Night
W. Welch Knaresborough
Wilton Williams When They See Me They'll Run Like ----!
William Lionel Wylie Bringing in a Torpedoed Hospital Ship
Louis Zaphire-Harvey calligraphic manuscript
Briton Riviere, Lion and Lioness on Rocks
Founded in the aftermath of the First World War, the Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation was established to support troops returning home from the front with physical and mental injury. Set up by theatre empresario and philanthropist Sir Oswald Stoll, who was at the forefront on the debate on how best to support wounded veterans, the charity provided housing in Fulham that remains used to this day. Alongside housing support, the charity continues to provide outreach services, ‘drop-ins’ and support in finding work for veterans after leaving the armed forces.
In 1917 Sir Oswald set about compiling ‘an Album of original contributions received from the foremost Artistes, Painters, Musicians and Authors of the day’, with the intention that the book be reproduced in limited edition of fifty copies, sold to benefit the charity. Although Stoll was met with a phenomenal response, sadly the project never came to fruition due to spiralling costs, and instead the album was kept by the charity.