14th Feb, 2024 10:00

Antiques & Fine Art

 
Lot 819
 

819

Fascinating collection of letters from Walter Crane (1845-1915)

Fascinating collection of letters from Walter Crane (1845-1915): total of 68 signed letters spanning the years 1890-1914, written to his business collaborator, the pioneering engraver and printer Edmund Evans (1826-1905) and later to his son Wilfred Evans, including a pen caricature sketch depicting Professor Evans and Sons and another of Madame Evans, probably by Walter Crane. NB: The collaboration of Edmund Edwards and Walter Crane was instrumental in the Victorian development of illustrated childrens' books and developments in printing, this important group of letters offer a fresh insight into their partnership, charting aesthetic decisions and financial transactions between them, and the symbiotic relationship between the illustrator and his printer

Sold for £6,200


 

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Auction: Antiques & Fine Art, 14th Feb, 2024

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