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Attributed to James Kyd (British, 19th Century) Twelve Sketches of Characters from Charles Dickens

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
520A
Sold for:
$277$225

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to James Kyd (British, 19th Century)

Twelve Sketches of Characters from Charles Dickens
Each signed "Kyd." within the composition, six inscribed with a character's name
in pencil l.r.
Ink and watercolor on paper, 10 x 7 1/8 in. (25.1 x 18.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Barkis with foxing and minor toning to edges of the sheet, others with scattered minor foxing, most not examined out of frames.

N.B. The six characters that are identified are all from David Copperfield.
Estimate $300-500

Framer's labels from Haley & Steele, Boston, on the frame backing papers.

One work, "Barkis'" was unframed during cataloging. It is on watermarked "J. Whatman 1882" paper.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Charles Dickens, James Kyd, Book collecting, British films, David Copperfield, Foxing, Papermaking

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