GREENAWAY | Eight miniature portraits, pen and watercolour drawings, 1896-1899
GREENAWAY | Eight miniature portraits, pen and watercolour drawings, 1896-1899
GREENAWAY | Eight miniature portraits, pen and watercolour drawings, 1896-1899
GREENAWAY | Eight miniature portraits, pen and watercolour drawings, 1896-1899
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GREENAWAY | Eight miniature portraits, pen and watercolour drawings, 1896-1899

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

GREENAWAY | Eight miniature portraits, pen and watercolour drawings, 1896-1899

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Description

GREENAWAY, KATE

Eight miniature portraits, comprising:


i) Girl in white with white ribbon, 65 by 40mm., signed with initials and dated lower left “KG 1899”; ii) Girl in black with muff, 55 by 30mm., signed with initials and dated lower left “KG 1898”; iii) Girl in white with yellow ribbon, 70 by 35mm., signed with initials and dated lower left “KG 1899”; iv) Girl in white with pink ribbon, 80 by 35mm., signed with initials lower left “KG”, undated; v) Girl in white with blue ribbon, 70 by 40mm., signed with initials and dated lower left “KG 1899”; vi) Girl in white with pink ribbon, 70 by 40mm., signed with initials and dated lower left “KG 1899”; vii) Girl in black with red floral garland, 65 by 50mm., unsigned; viii) Girl in white with fur trim, 80 by 35mm., signed with initials and dated lower left “KG 1896”, tear to paper not affecting image; all fine ink and watercolour drawings, mounted, framed and glazed in two frames, occasional browning to sheets


Half of these drawings are reproduced within Spielmann and Layard's Kate Greenaway (Black, 1905) where they are given titles as follows: iv) "Pink Ribbons" (reproduced opposite p. 88), v) "Taking in the Roses" (reproduced opposite p. 160), vi) "The Pink Satin" (reproduced opposite p. 204) and viii) "Swansdown" (reproduced opposite p. 260)


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GREENAWAY | Eight miniature portraits, pen and watercolour drawings, 1896-1899
GREENAWAY | Eight miniature portraits, pen and watercolour drawings, 1896-1899
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