Art by English and American Authors
A small collection of engravings, watercolors, and drawings. Includes a notable preliminary study for A Vision of the Last Judgement.
Several paintings, including a portrait of her close friend D. H. Lawrence, a portrait of Aldous Huxley, and a pencil sketch of a Bloomsbury Group party.
E. E. Cummings
Almost one hundred original works of art by this American painter and poet, including seven self-portraits, portraits of Marion Morehouse, landscapes, and a variety of anatomical studies.
D. H. Lawrence
Over thirty paintings and drawings, including Boccaccio Story, one of the author's favorites.
Artworks by this American novelist include two self-portraits and several watercolors, most notably Semblance of a Devoted Past.
Several oil paintings, posters and proofs for The Year of the Insane, and two self-portraits.
George Bernard Shaw
Designs for settings and costumes, two self-portraits curiously styled as a Rorschach ink-blot test, and portraits by Claire Winsten.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Pencil and ink illustrations for some of his books, including Vanity Fair, and several self-portraits.
Over fifty oil paintings and drawings by this painter and writer, including a self-portrait, a portrait of Prince Beloswolsky, and a watercolor entitled Cat Waiting for Its Master.
Several paintings, including landscapes, still-lives, portraits of his friends and companions, and a self-portrait. Many of these were painted during his stay in New Orleans in the late 1940s.
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