Item #6462 [Day, F. Holland- Original Sketches by William Goodrich Beal Commissioned by Day for Book Project] Three William Beal Sketches For F. Holland Day Meant to Extra-Illustrate A Book From Day's Keats Collection. F. Holland Day.
[Day, F. Holland- Original Sketches by William Goodrich Beal Commissioned by Day for Book Project] Three William Beal Sketches For F. Holland Day Meant to Extra-Illustrate A Book From Day's Keats Collection
[Day, F. Holland- Original Sketches by William Goodrich Beal Commissioned by Day for Book Project] Three William Beal Sketches For F. Holland Day Meant to Extra-Illustrate A Book From Day's Keats Collection

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[Day, F. Holland- Original Sketches by William Goodrich Beal Commissioned by Day for Book Project] Three William Beal Sketches For F. Holland Day Meant to Extra-Illustrate A Book From Day's Keats Collection

Various sizes (see below) on art paper, all 1894. Offered here are three fine watercolor, charcoal and ink sketches by William Goodrich Beal, (1855-1919) artist specializing in etching in the Boston area and a friend of F. Holland Day who did at least three drawings meant to extra-illustrate a book from day's collection of Keats books. #1) 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches, "Keats Surgery at Edmonton. Aug 94, Dr. Hammond's House." #2) 5 /4 x 6 1/2 inches, "Grave of Thomas Hammond, Edmonton, Aug. 94. #3) 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, "The Knocker on the door of Keats' House at Edmonton, Drawn for my Friend F. Holland Day. W. Goodrich Beal, Edmonton, Aug, 94." FHD was an enthusiastic collector of John Keats and led the campaign which resulted in the first memorial to Keats being placed n Hampstead Church, in 1894. William Goodrich Beal (1855-1919), painter and etcher, was active in the Boston area during the late 19th century, exhibiting at the Chicago Art Institute and elsewhere. His etchings and paintings are in major collections, including the National Gallery of Art in London. A fantastic grouping of drawings commissioned by Day to extra-illustrate a book on Keats in his private library. However, to my knowledge, the project never came to fruition, as the Keatsian drawings remained unused. #1 with very tiny corner loss, some slight toning, all very good or better. A scarce grouping which provides a tangible historical record of FHD's passion with Keats.

Price: $2,750.00   Item #6462

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