Ten Artist Ephemera Items:
William Trost Richards (American, 1833-1905), Lake Nemi and Outcropping, Nemi titled, dated, and signed "...May 3rd, 1867/W.T. Richards" in pencil and ink l.r., Outcropping inscribed, initialed and dated "Semantori.../W.T.R/June 6th 1862" in pencil and ink l.r., both graphite on paper, sheet sizes to 7 x 10 1/8 in., unframed; Two Gilt Bronze Medals of Honor, including Exposition Universelle 1889 and Republique Francaise by Louis Alexandre Bottée (French, 1852-1940), inscribed "LOUIS BOTTEE" within the cast l.l. and l.r., respectively, Exposition stamped "BRONZE" on the obverse, Republique inscribed "W.T. RICHARDS" at center, diameters to 2 1/2 in.; Two Gilt White Metal Medals of Honor including The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Pro Causa Artis Honos Honoratis by Jean Baptiste Daniel-Dupuis (French, 1849-1899), signed "DANIEL-DUPUIS" within the cast l.c., Honoratis inscribed "AWARDED TO WILLIAM T. RICHARDS 1905" at center, diameters to 2 1/2 in.; Anna Mary Richards Brewster (American, 1870-1952), Winter Brook, signed, inscribed and dated "A. Richards/... half tone Feb. 1908 Anna Richards" in pencil l.l., l.c., and l.r., graphite on Ross Board, sheet size 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in., unframed; Three Books, including Letter and Spirit: Dramatic Sonnets of Inward Life, 1898, by Anna M. Richards, numbered 254 of 300 on the colophon, The Paintings of the Late Wm. T. Richards... [auction catalogue], January 10, 1906, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries; and Masterpieces of the Sea: William T. Richards: A Brief Outline of his Life and Art by Harrison S. Morris, 1912.
Provenance: Through the family of William Trost Richards.