Lot 702: Peake (Mervyn, 1911-1968 )


2015-06-29 14:44:57


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Lot 702: Peake (Mervyn, 1911-1968 ). Study for Harold Skimpole in Bleak House, pencil on reused paper, signed lower right, 53 x 32cm (21 x 12.5ins) The drawing has been authenticated by Mervyn Peake's children, Clare Penate and Fabian Peake, and Peake expert Peter Winnington. Peake's drawings for Dickens' novel Bleak House were begun in 1945, but only first published in a new edition of the novel issued by Methuen in 1983. (1) Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015 Thursday, 11th June 2015 Estimate: £300-500
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