ORIGINAL PUBLISHED FINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING OF A SATYR. USED FOR THE TITLE PAGE OF "COMUS". Framed Charming Final Published Detailed Pen and Ink Drawing by Arthur Rackham, Title page from the book Comus. This stunning final published drawing by Arthur Rackham depicts a scene with an impish satyr holding the heads of mythological creatures in both hands. The drawing was used for the Title-page vignette for the book, Comus, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, and written by John Milton.This book is considered one of Miltons timeless pieces. A beautiful original charming and vibrant pen and ink drawing by Arthur Rackham depicts an impish satyr holding the heads of mythological creatures in both hands. The final published art was used for on the title page as the vignette for Comus (please see image of the title page for review).
The art page is rough edged with dimensions of 7.25 x 3.5 and is presented floated in a brand new light maple frame, using all archival materials and UV glass to a completed size of 15.25 x 11.75. A truly unique, stunning piece with a wonderful presence. Unsigned, as common with published illustration artwork. Small pencil notations depicting the size of the art along lower edge. Provenance: The art was acquired via Sothebys, London, and a copy of the invoice and lot description will accompany the artwork for provenance.
Rackhams pieces were known for their luxurious use of color and keen attention to detail. His styles ranged easily from vivid, bright splashes of color to more muted, subtle tones.He became a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and mastered the watercolor method of painting, seen in many of his works. Many of the books Rackham illustrated include both his black and white, and color plates.
Much of Rackhams work depicts gnomes, fairies, goblins or other creatures from mythology, folklore or fable. Whether illustrating whimsical books for children or darker matter for adults, Rackhams imaginative, brilliant illustration style was highly sought after and enhanced any text it accompanied. Rackham died in 1939, and now, more than 70 years after his death, his work is collectible and beloved.
Framed size of 15.25 x 11.75. Original published artwork by Arthur.
A very stunning piece and showcases very well. Perfect for the Rackham collector. Please note the image of the title page is for review only, the book is not included with the sale. The item "ARTHUR RACKHAM ORIGINAL FINAL PUBLISHED TITLE PAGE DRAWING OF A SATYR, COMUS" is in sale since Sunday, February 4, 2018.
This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings". The seller is "iwc_2004" and is located in New Canaan, Connecticut.
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