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Lot 216

AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898) A chapter heading illustration for 'Le Morte d'Arthur'

Chapter IV of book III, c1893, depicting a knight and a maiden in a forest, the knights bound to a tree, presumably sir Launcelot and the damosel, pen and Indian ink on paper, 14.6cm x 9.5cm

Literature: 'Aubrey Beardsley - A Catalogue Raisonne Zaitlin, Linda Gertner, Yale University Press, 2016 no. 417, listed as 'Knight bound to a tree near a recumbent lady'

Provenance: Purchased from Thos Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, 23rd July 1968
Private Collection, Dorset

Estimate: £8,000 - £15,000
Hammer price: £8,500
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

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