Item #48040 Original Ink Illustration. Edwin Austin ABBEY.

Original Ink Illustration.

This American painter and muralist was most popular during the "Golden age" of book illustration, and illustrated such Victorian and Shakespearian classics as an edition of Dickens' "Christmas Stories" (1875), Longfellow's "Poetical Works" (1880-83), "Selections from the Poetry of Robert Herrick" (1882), Sheridan's "Comedies" (1885), Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer" and "The Deserted Village" (1887; 1902), a 4-volume Shakespeare's "Comedies" (1896) and others. Item #48040

Original ink illustrations, heavy stock 6 3/4" X 10" (tipped to 9" X 12" art board), n.p., n.y. Very good. Light, even age toning. Charming scene penned in black ink, likely a book illustration from an unnamed work, signed with a light "Abbey" at lower right. A young girl in short Victorian dress sits in a chair by a window in the corner of a room, right hand pensively touching her head; a woman in floor-length dress stands alongside, her left hand clutching the girl's right hand and she bends over as if consoling to the child. Evocative and wonderfully executed, a superb example of Abbey's draftsmanship.

Price: $795.00

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