Lot 557: Spurrier (Steven, 1878-1961)

DominicWinter

2015-10-06 14:52:36

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Lot 557: Spurrier (Steven, 1878-1961). Artist's sketchbook, 1944, forty-three leaves, each with a pencil sketch or sketches on recto, some with crayon colour, including figure and animal studies, flower still lifes, and buildings, one dated 1944, one or two leaves detached, and an additional pen & ink sketch is loosely inserted, sktchbook sheet size 26 x 19.5cm (10.25 x 7.5ins), front pastedown with ownership name and address in the artist's hand with pencilled note 'Apl to July 1944', original cloth-backed boards, 4to. British artist Steven Spurrier is best known as an illustrator of books, posters and periodicals. His work appeared in publications such as 'Madame', 'Black and White', 'The Graphic', 'Illustrated London News' and the 'Radio Times'. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1913, was made an associate member in 1945 and became a full member of the Academy in 1952. (1) Dominic Winter's Antiques & Fine Art Auction October 2015 Thursday, 15th October 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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