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Art by English and American Authors

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Anne Sexton
[Self-Portrait with Blue Blouse]
Not dated
Oil on canvas board
19 7/8 x 16" (50.5 x 40.3 cm)
Reprinted by permission of Sll/Sterling
Lord Literistic, Inc.
© by Anne Sexton

William Blake
A small collection of engravings, watercolors, and drawings. Includes a notable preliminary study for A Vision of the Last Judgement.

Dorothy Brett
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.

Henry Miller
Artworks by this American novelist include two self-portraits and several watercolors, most notably Semblance of a Devoted Past.

Anne Sexton
Several oil paintings, posters and proofs for The Year of the Insane, and two self-portraits.


Denton Welch
Cat Waiting For Its Master
ca. 1935–1948
Watercolor, pen, and ink on board
13 5/8 x 9 1/16" (34.6 x 23 cm)

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.

Denton Welch
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.

Tennessee Williams
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.

The art collection also includes artworks by Dylan Thomas, James Thurber, and Evelyn Waugh, among other authors.


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