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DOYLE NEW YORK AUCTIONED PRINTS AND BOOKS FROM THE CREEKMORE AND ADELE FATH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION COLLECTION

Featuring 111 Works by Thomas Hart Benton -- All but 5 of Benton's Known Prints

Including an Extensive Collection of Books and Autographs

Creekmore Fath Was an Influential Figure in 20th Century Texas Politics


Doyle New York was honored to auction Prints and Books from The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection of Austin, Texas on November 8, 2011. This important single-owner sale brings together Mr. Fath's two most enduring passions -- politics and art.

With competitive bidding from buyers in the salesroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the sale totaled $566,781,surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $315,250-463,700, with a strong 91% sold by lots and 98% sold by value.

Strong prices were realized for Benton’s iconic Going West,1934, which sold for $28,125; Threshing, 1941, which reached a record $6,250; The Race, 1942, $10,000 and Running Horses, 1955, a record $8,125. Mr. Fath's collecting extended to other American regionalists such as Grant Wood, Reginald Marsh, John Steuart Curry, William Gropper and George Bellows, as well as works by the Mexican social realists they so admired -- Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Siquieros. The Collection featured 14 of the 19 lithographs that Grant Wood produced, including July Fifteenth, 1938, which sold for $7,500 and Sultry Night, 1939, a record $16,250; Bellows' 1923 lithograph, Billy Sunday, $17,500; Curry’s John Brown,1939, $5,625; and several important works by Diego Rivera, including Sleep, 1932, $10,625, and Zapata, 1932, $20,000.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


CREEKMORE AND ADELE FATH

Creekmore Fath (1916-2009) was an influential figure in Texas politics. After law school at the University of Texas, where he co-founded the campus Progressive Democrats, he moved to Washington to serve in the FDR administration and then the Democratic National Committee. He married Adele Hay in 1947 and moved back to Austin, where he ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a liberal New Dealer. He spent the rest of his live as a sought-after political consultant and kingmaker and a standard bearer for progressive politics.

Adele Hay Fath (1917-2007) was the daughter of New York socialite Alice Appleton Hay and anthropologist Clarence Hay, the son of John Hay, Lincoln’s private secretary. Mrs. Fath followed her husband to Austin, where she became a prominent hostess and philanthropist.

PRINTS BY THOMAS HART BENTON
In 1939, after receiving his first fee as a lawyer, Mr. Fath ordered his first Benton lithograph for $5 from Associated American Artists. Mr. Fath's quest to locate and purchase as many Benton prints as possible culminated in the publication of his highly respected catalogue raisonne of the artist's lithographs, years of personal friendship with the artist, and the largest private collection of Benton prints outside the artist's family. The Fath Collection comprised all but a few of the approximately 100 lithographs thatBenton created, including several not listed in the catalogue raisonne. Among the highlights were the iconic works Going West, 1934; Wreck of the Ol' 97, 1944; and Jesse James, 1936.

PRINTS BY OTHER ARTISTS
Mr. Fath's print collecting extended to other American regionalists, such as Grant Wood, Reginald Marsh, John Steuart Curry, William Gropper and George Bellows, as well as works by the Mexican social realists they so admired -- Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Siquieros. The Fath Collection features 14 of the 19 lithographs that Grant Wood produced, including July Fifteenth, 1938; Sultry Night, 1939; and Approaching Storm, 1940; Curry's John Brown, 1939; Bellows' 1923 lithograph, Billy Sunday; and several important works by Diego Rivera, including Open Air School, 1932, and Zapata, 1932.

BOOKS AND AUTOGRAPHS
The Collection’s rare book library was offered in three distinct sections -- Americana and Presidential Biography, Modern Literature, and Illustrated Books. Highlights included the first American edition of Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, signed first editions such as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, and an archive devoted to Fath's creation of the Thomas Hart Benton catalogue raisonné, including autograph letters between author and subject.

Mr. Fath stated in an exhibition catalogue for a selection of his prints, "The desire to collect, and the pleasure derived from each acquisition, are as exciting and compelling as passionate love."

We invite you to read Smithsonian magazine's ARTiculations, in which Henry Adams discusses Creekmore Fath, Thomas Hart Benton, and the auction.  More

 

Images and interviews are available upon request.

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AMERICAN PRINTS

Lot 102
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
GOING WEST (FATH 6)
Lithograph, 1934, signed and titled in pencil, edition of 75, published by Ferargil Galleries, New York, laid on card and front mounted, minor printer's ink or soiling, otherwise in good condition, with good margins, framed.
12 1/4 x 23 3/8 inches; 311 x 594 mm.

Provenance:
Purchased from the artist in 1965 by Creekmore Fath
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 6

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $28,125
Lot 98
George Bellows (1882-1925)
BILLY SUNDAY (MASON 143)
Lithograph, 1923, signed and titled in pencil, annotated 'Bolton Brown-imp', on Japan, edition of 60, pale matstain, old tape and glue residue at top sheet corners verso and center of top sheet edge recto, minor printer's ink, creasing and foxing in the margins and verso, otherwise in good condition, with wide margins, framed.
9 x 16 1/4 inches; 229 x 413 mm.
Sheet 15 3/4 x 21 7/8 inches; 400 x 556 mm.
Provenance:
Purchased from H.V. Allison & Co., New York by Creekmore Fath
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 3

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $17,500
Lot 260
Grant Wood (1891-1942)
SULTRY NIGHT (COLE 6)
Lithograph, 1939, signed in pencil, on Rives, edition of 100, published by Associated American Artists, New York, pale matstain, old paper tape at top sheet edge near corners recto, some printer's ink in the margins and verso, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
9 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches; 232 x 298 mm.
Sheet 11 5/8 x 15 inches; 295 x 381 mm.
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 82

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $16,250
AN AUCTION RECORD FOR THE PRINT
Lot 143
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
THE RACE (FATH 56)
Lithograph, 1942, signed and titled in pencil, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York, almost imperceptible matstain, a few unobtrusive pale foxing spots and minor printer's ink in the margins and verso, some pale old glue residue at center of top sheet edge verso, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
9 x 13 1/4 inches; 229 x 337 mm.
Sheet 11 3/8 x 16 inches; 289 x 406 mm.

Provenance:
Purchased from the artist in 1965 by Creekmore Fath
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 13, illus. p. 36

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $10,000
Lot 108
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
HUCK FINN (FATH 12)
Lithograph, 1936, signed in pencil, edition of 100, published by Associated American Artists, New York, laid on card, lightstain and matstain, some foxing and other discoloration, some old glue residue and losses at sheet edges, an unobtrusive (printer's?) crease at right sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, with margins.
16 5/8 x 21 3/4 inches; 422 x 552 mm.
Sheet without losses 18 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches; 470 x 578 mm.

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $8,125
Lot 167
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
RUNNING HORSES (FATH 78)
Lithograph, 1955, signed in pencil, edition of 100, published by Associated American Artists, New York, almost imperceptible lightstain, affixed with two pieces of tape near top sheet corners verso (some associated pale discoloration recto), a small foxing spot and some minor soiling in the margins, otherwise in good condition, with full margins.
12 1/2 x 16 5/8 inches; 318 x 422 mm.
Sheet 15 3/4 x 19 3/16 inches; 400 x 487 mm.

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $8,125
AN AUCTION RECORD FOR THE PRINT
Lot 109
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
JESSE JAMES (FATH 13)
Lithograph, 1936, signed in pencil, edition of 100, published by Associated American Artists, New York, laid on card, pale lightstain and matstain, minor printer's ink and some soiling in the margins, some old glue and paper residue at top sheet edge near corners and at center of top and bottom sheet edges, (some associated abrasion and loss at top left sheet edge), a 1/2 x 3/8 inch loss at top left sheet corner, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
16 1/4 x 22 inches; 413 x 559 mm.
Sheet 18 7/8 x 23 5/8 inches; 479 x 600 mm.
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 8

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $8,125
Lot 259
Grant Wood (1891-1942)
JULY FIFTEENTH (COLE 5)
Lithograph, 1938, signed in pencil, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York, on Rives, pale matstain verso, otherwise in good condition, with full margins.
9 x 11 15/16 inches; 229 x 303 mm.
Sheet 12 x 16 inches; 305 x 406 mm.

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $7,500
Lot 139
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
THRESHING (FATH 48)
Lithograph, 1941, signed in pencil, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York, minor glue residue at and near sheet corners, some light associated abrasion at bottom left sheet corner verso, a few unobtrusive handling creases, a crease along bottom left sheet edge, minor foxing in the margins and verso, otherwise in good condition, with full margins.
9 3/8 x 13 7/8 inches; 238 x 352 mm.
Sheet 12 5/8 x 17 3/8 inches; 321 x 441 mm.

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $6,250
AN AUCTION RECORD FOR THE PRINT
Lot 107
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE (FATH 11)
Lithograph, 1936, signed in pencil, on Rives, edition of 100, published by Associated American Artists, New York, pale lightstain or offsetting (uneven), matstain, two small pieces of old paper tape at top sheet edge near corners, minor rippling at top, some unobtrusive printer's ink and soiling in the margins and verso, some soft creasing and a 3/8 inch tear at bottom left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
16 3/8 x 22 3/8 inches; 416 x 568 mm.
Sheet 20 x 23 3/4 inches; 508 x 603 mm.
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 7

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $6,250
Lot 130
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
DEPARTURE OF THE JOADS (FATH 34)
Lithograph, 1939, signed in pencil, from The Grapes of Wrath series, edition of 100, published by Twentieth-Century Fox Film Corporation, Los Angeles, pale lightstain, partial faint graphite line in the right margin, minor printer's ink in the margins and verso, two almost imperceptible soft creases at top and bottom sheet edges (extending unobtrusively into the image at right), otherwise in good condition, with full margins.
13 x 18 5/8 inches; 330 x 473 mm.

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $5,938
Lot 163
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
NEW ENGLAND FARM (FATH 76)
Lithograph, 1951, signed and titled in pencil, edition of 300, published by Friends of Art of Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, pale lightstain and matstain, matstain verso, affixed with tape at center of top sheet edge verso to top mat, two small pieces of old paper tape near top sheet corners recto, an unobtrusive handling crease and some rippling, minor foxing in the margins and scattered foxing verso, otherwise in good condition, with (full?) margins.
9 x 14 inches; 229 x 356 mm.
Sheet 12 1/8 x 16 1/8 inches; 308 x 410 mm.

Provenance:
Purchased from the artist in 1965 by Creekmore Fath

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $5,938
AN AUCTION RECORD FOR THE PRINT
Lot 187
John Steuart Curry (1897-1946)
JOHN BROWN (COLE 34)
Lithograph, 1939, signed in pencil, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York, pale matstain, old tape at top sheet corners, minor printer's ink and rippling, a tiny foxing spot verso, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
14 3/4 x 10 15/16 inches; 375 x 278 mm.
Sheet 18 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches; 470 x 337 mm.
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 27, illus. p. 40

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $5,625
Lot 150
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
WRECK OF THE OL' 97 (FATH 63)
Lithograph, 1944, signed in pencil, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York, lightstain and matstain, affixed with paper tape along sheet edges verso to top mat, an unobtrusive pressure mark from verso at bottom image corner (extending into the margins and pushing slightly through in a small area in the right margin), some offsetting verso, otherwise in good condition, with (full?) margins.
10 3/8 x 15 inches; 264 x 381 mm.
Sheet 12 1/4 x 17 inches; 311 x 432 mm.

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $5,313
Lot 267
Grant Wood (1891-1942)
FEBRUARY (COLE 17)
Lithograph, 1940, signed in pencil, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York, pale matstain, old paper tape at top sheet edge near corners recto, a few small foxing spots and some pale discoloration in the top left margin, some unobtrusive rippling at top, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
9 x 11 7/8 inches; 229 x 302 mm.
Sheet 12 x 16 inches; 305 x 406 mm.
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 88

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $5,313
Lot 263
Grant Wood (1891-1942)
MARCH (COLE 14)
Lithograph, 1939, signed in pencil, on Rives, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York, pale matstain, matstain line, old paper tape and gluestaining at top sheet corners, very minor printer's ink in the margins and verso, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
9 x 11 7/8 inches; 229 x 302 mm.
Sheet 11 1/2 x 15 inches; 292 x 381 mm.
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 87

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $5,000
Lot 268
Grant Wood (1891-1942)
APPROACHING STORM (COLE 19)
Lithograph, 1940, signed in pencil, edition of 250, published by Associated American Artists, New York, pale matstain, old paper tape at top sheet edge near corners recto, minor printer's ink and foxing in the margins and verso, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
12 x 9 inches; 305 x 229 mm.
Sheet 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches; 445 x 318 mm.
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 86

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $5,000

MEXICAN PRINTS

Lot 234
Diego Rivera (1886-1957)
ZAPATA
Lithograph, 1932, signed in pencil, edition of 100, printed by George Miller, published by the Weyhe Gallery, New York, pale lightstain, matstain, minor printer's ink in the margins and verso, some unobtrusive foxing at left image edge and in the margins and verso, top and bottom sheet edges folded back 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 inches and with associated discoloration, creasing and pressure marks, a 1/2 inch tear at top sheet edge, a small puncture in the bottom right sheet corner, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.

16 3/8 x 13 1/4 inches; 416 x 337 mm.
Sheet 22 3/4 x 16 inches; 578 x 406 mm.
This image relates to The Agrarian Leader Zapata, a portable mural in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York executed in 1932, which is a detail of the earlier larger work The History of Cuernavaca and Morelos, excuted in 1929-30 and housed in the Cortes Palace, Cuernavaca
Provenance:
Purchased from the Weyhe Gallery, New York by Creekmore Fath
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 62, illus. p. 23

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $20,000
Lot 232
Diego Rivera (1886-1957)
SLEEP
Lithograph, 1932, signed, dated and numbered No. 5 in pencil, on BFK Rives, edition of 100, printed by George Miller, published by the Weyhe Gallery, New York, pale lightstain and matstain, matstain line, matstain verso, old tape along top sheet edge verso, some unobtrusive handling creases and rippling, some other creasing and a few short tears at top and bottom sheet edges (longest 3/16 inch), two pinholes at top sheet corners, minor printer's ink and soiling in the margins, some framer's graphite notations and two faint pressure mark lines in the bottom margin, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
16 3/8 x 12 inches; 416 x 305 mm.
Sheet 22 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches; 572 x 403 mm.
This image relates to Night of the Poor, a detail of a mural executed in 1926 for the Courtyard of the Fiestas at the Ministry of Education, Mexico City
Provenance:
Purchased from the Weyhe Gallery, New York by Creekmore Fath
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 64, illus. p. 21

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $10,625
Lot 230
Diego Rivera (1886-1957)
THE FRUITS OF LABOR
Lithograph, 1932, signed and inscribed Epreuve d'artiste in pencil, on BFK Rives, aside from the edition of 100, printed by George Miller, published by the Weyhe Gallery, New York, pale lightstain, matstain, some printer's ink and foxing in the margins and verso, top and bottom sheet edges folded back 1 to 1/2 inches and with associated old glue residue, discoloration, creasing and pressure marks, some old glue residue at center of left sheet edge verso, a 3/8 inch tear at top left sheet edge, some unobtrusive handling creases and rippling, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
16 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches; 419 x 302 mm.
Sheet 22 5/8 x 15 7/8 inches; 575 x 403 mm.
This image relates to Fruits of the Tree of Life, a detail of a mural executed in 1926 for the Courtyard of the Fiestas at the Ministry of Education, Mexico City
Provenance:
Purchased from the Weyhe Gallery, New York by Creekmore Fath
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 63, illus. p. 20

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $9,375
Lot 233
Diego Rivera (1886-1957)
OPEN AIR SCHOOL
Lithograph, 1932, signed and dated in pencil, edition of 100, printed by George Miller, published by the Weyhe Gallery, New York, pale lightstain, matstain, some unobtrusive foxing in the margins and verso, left and right sheet edges folded back 1 to 1 1/2 inches and with associated old glue residue, discoloration, creasing and pressure marks, two small areas of old glue residue at bottom sheet edge verso, two 7/8 inch tears at left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, with full margins, framed.
12 1/2 x 16 3/8 inches; 318 x 416 mm.
Sheet 16 x 22 3/4 inches; 406 x 578 mm.
This image relates to The Rural School, a detail of a mural executed in 1926 for the Courtyard of Labor, Ministry of Education, Mexico City
Provenance:
Purchased from the Weyhe Gallery, New York by Creekmore Fath
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 61, illus. p. 22

C The Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation Collection
Sold For $6,875
Lot 228
Diego Rivera (1886-1957)
SELF PORTRAIT
Lithograph printed with the beige tint tone, 1930, signed, dated and numbered 35/100 in black crayon, on gray Ingres paper, printed by George Miller, published by the Weyhe Gallery, New York, matstain, some printer's ink, some unobtrusive faint diagonal creases at bottom sheet corners, a 1 inch skillfully repaired tear at right sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, with wide margins, framed.
15 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches; 403 x 286 mm.
Sheet 22 3/8 x 18 inches; 568 x 457 mm.
Provenance:
Purchased from the Weyhe Gallery, New York by Creekmore Fath
Exhibited:
Austin, Texas, The Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, The Fath Collection: Selected Prints from the United States and Mexico, 1915-1950, May 15-July 6, 1986, no. 58, illus. p. 14

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BOOKS AND AUTOGRAPHS

Lot 90
[VANITY FAIR]
Group of bound volumes of Vanity Fair caricatures
. [Vanity Fair: London, 1870-1913, lacking the volumes for 1884, 1892, 1906 and 1911]. Forty volumes, three-quarters green morocco, cloth sides. 13 3/4 x 10 inches (35 x 25 cm); with approximately 2000 chromolithographed and color-printed caricatures in all (generally in excess of fifty per volume), each bound with the corresponding text about their subject mounted to the facing page. Some binding wear, but sound externally; within, a clean set. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return; Together with a collection of about 100 loose plates with text (largely duplicating those present in the bound volumes), the Vanity Fair Album for 1896 etc.
An extraordinary wealth of caricature portraits of eminent British political, social and cultural figures by Ape, Spy and others. The group includes the famous Darwin portrait of 1871.

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Lot 92
BENTON, THOMAS HART AND FATH, CREEKMORE
Large archive of autograph letters, notes and drafts relating to Fath's catalogue raisonne of Thomas Hart Benton
. Missouri, Texas and other locations: Circa 1970. Comprising a large group of approximately 20 original manuscript letters signed and numerous retained copies of correspondence between Fath and Benton or his wife Rita, each on various personal stationery, the content largely regarding the assembly of the catalogue and personal matters, many with original mailing envelopes; a large group of approximately 100 pages of notes in Benton's hand regarding the background stories of his prints with corresponding tipped-on images, loose and held in folders; 3 small notebook maquettes of the catalogue as it was being assembled; miscellaneous ephemera including drafts of the catalogue raisonne; and a signed copy of the first edition and a revised edition of Fath's finished catalogue. Very well preserved in notebooks but containing usual folds, small edgetears to loose sheets, and light soiling.
A fine group of preparatory materials and correspondence between Creekmore Fath and the influential artist behind his print collection, the American artist, Thomas Hart Benton. At points the correspondence is quite personal, such as when Rita suffered a heart attack, but also humorous, as in a letter describing the comedy of errors that took place on a vacation, highlighted by a small drawing of Benton tripping over a stump. Containing hundreds of examples of Benton's handwriting and notes regarding his life and artwork, this archive is an important trove of materials for scholars and collectors alike.

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