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Pencil Sketch; stutue of a Greek Lady holding a ball in her hand, signed by artist 1994

Pencil Sketch; stutue of a Greek Lady holding a ball in her hand, signed by artist 1994

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Indicative market price: R1,000


Joined 23 Feb 2009
Cape Town
bidorbuy ID: 257708585

pencil drawing, greed statue woman



22 year old original pencil sketch by artist.  It looks to me like B. Farbler, but I am not sure about the surname dated 22/2/1994, Soft Paper 380 x 200 mm.  

There are folding marks on the top left hand corner the paper. When you frame the image and paste it down , the latter folding marks can be cut off and it will not be visible.


 I purchased this collection of very old original art and prints from an auction.  It is not always that one is so lucky to have the history written of the collection.  In the above photo Walter L. Gladstone of Court Hey, today Court Hey Park, Liverpool, U.K. purchased the art collection from the estate of R.R. Lockett on May 1907.  

You will find in Wikipedia that Court Hey can be traced back to 1783.  The grounds were acquired by Robertson Gladstone (1805 - 1875) and his son, Walter Longueville Gladstone (1846 - 1919) farmed there after his father .  Walter who purchased this set of artwork died unmarried at Prescott, Lancashire, England.  It states that the Court Hey estate remained in the hands of the Gladstone family.  After the death of Walter Longueville Gladstone in 1919, the estate was purchased  by J. Bibby and Sons (Joseph Bibby).  Recreation of the Park continued alongside a printing business from which Joseph Bibby printed his Bibby's Annuals. 

Walter L. Gladstone purchased the 1913 edition of Bibby's Annual and kept it is this leather folder.  Joseph Bibby purchased the Court Hey estate form Walter.  There is a connection of two or more people and the Bibby's Annual plays a role in their connection. 

This pencil drawing "Of a Greek statue holding a ball in her hand" on sale here is part of the collection in this leather folder.  The new owner of the art collection, whoever that was, stored the collection in a safe place to preserve it.


This is the art collection I acquired from the auction.  The leather folder is more than 120 years old.  The zip still closes the folder should you want to.
















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