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[Charles E. Wadsworth ('Waddy'), Great Cranberry Isle painter and poet.] Copy of 'Weathers | Poetry and Watercolors', inscribed to Christopher Fry. With copy of 'Waddy's Anglo-Iberian Excursion' by Charlie Harmon.

Author: 
Charles E. Wadsworth (1917-2002), American painter and poet of the Great Cranberry Isles artists community; Charlie Harmon, music editor, assistant to Leonard Bernstein [Christopher Fry, playwright]
Publication details: 
'Weathers', one of 105 copies by The Tidal Press, Cranberry Isles, Maine, 1998. 'Waddy's Anglo-Iberian Excursion' self-printed after April 2002.
£500.00

Both items scarce, with no copies showing up on OCLC WorldCat. ONE: 'Weathers | Poetry and Watercolors by Charles E. Wadsworth'. [4] + 41 + [1]pp, 4to. With seven full-page reproductions of watercolours. Ring-bound in cream covers, with title printed on front cover in brown. Text printed on rectos only. In good condition, bumped at head of spine, with a little marking to covers. Inscribed on fly-leaf: 'For Christopher to enjoy | from | Waddy and Jeannie | Cranberry Isles | Maine, U.S.A.' Colophon gives short biography of Wadsworth, with an even shorter one of his brother Geoffrey C.

[Malcolm Osborne, distinguished British printmaker.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Malcolm Osborne.') to 'Codner' [the artist Maurice Frederick Codner], regarding their ocular afflications, and Codner's need for information about printing an engraving.

Author: 
Malcolm Osborne (1880-1963), RA, printmaker and President of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers [Maurice Frederick Codner (1888-1958), artist]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 44 Redcliffe Gardens, South Kensington, SW10 [London]. 23 July 1939.
£56.00

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. The letter has two themes. First, the condition of Osborne's eye following his departure from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases and treatment for amoebic dysentery. ('I have been away in Worcestershire having a slack time on a fruit farm. On my return I must have used the eye more than it could stand, and it became inflamed badly. […] I do hope your eye is now behaving itself and that you will soon be out of the doctor's hands and able to resume your work.

Signed mezzotint engraving by Frank Short [Francis Job Short] of the Royal Academy, headed 'Twelve Subjects from the Liber Studiorum of J. M. W. Turner, R.A. Etched & Mezzotinted by Frank Short.'

Author: 
Frank Short [Francis Job Short (1857-1945)], RA, engraver [J. M. W. Turner]
Publication details: 
'Published by Robt. Dunthorne, at the Sign of The Rembrandt Head, in Vigo Street, London. W.' [1890s?]
£120.00

Landscape on 16 x 12 cm paper. Dimensions of plate 12.5 x 18.5 cm. In very good condition, lightly-framed. Signed in pencil 'Frank Short' at bottom right outside the plate. The mezzotint itself (a cloudy view of a bay, with shipping in the background) is 5.5 x 10.5 cm., within a 7 x 12 cm printed frame. Outside the frame, in the bottom left-hand corner, is an engraving of a pheasant on reeds by a river. The title is at the head, with the list of the twelve engravings down the right-hand side of the mezzotint, and the publisher's details beneath it in the bottom right-hand corner.

Autograph Postcard Signed "R.S." (Randolph Schwabe) to Jean Inglis, Scottish artist.

Author: 
Randolph Schwabe, draughtsman and printmaker
Randolph Schwabe, draughtsman and printmaker
Publication details: 
Slade and Ruskin Schools of Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford [stamp], [1941]
£95.00
Randolph Schwabe, draughtsman and printmaker

C.14 x 9cm, calligraphic writing style, good condition. "Of course it's allright about the reference for the Pilgrims. I hope it comes off. W.M. Rothenstein, Walter Bayes and Hagedon have all worked for the Trust. | All pretty well here. It looks as if Alice and Bish may get married about Easter: no details yet. Our love to you -" Note: Entries referring to the Schwabes in Jean Inglis's diaries indicate a strong friendship involving meals, films and plays.

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