Item #CL203-30 [Bookplate Design Of 18th Century English Palanquin Procession]. Clive Wallis, 1909–1983 Aust.
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[Bookplate Design Of 18th Century English Palanquin Procession]

c1920s. Pencil drawing, stamped facsimile artist’s signature lower right, 59.1 x 55.9cm (paper). Slight foxing overall, paper remnants to upper edge.

Provenance: Clive Wallis estate auction in Hunters Hill,1988.

This rare drawing for a bookplate design was created in a large format to facilitate a more finely detailed image, which could then be reduced in size for bookplate production.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand to James Alan Wallis, a sea captain and Australian mother Mary Amy, Clive Raymond lived with his brother, Alvin, in the family home in Hunters Hill, NSW. He studied at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney at the time when Sydney Long was teaching etching. Some of Wallis’ bookplate designs were published, yet he was not known to have exhibited any work. He did produce a small number of erotic drawings and etchings which were discovered in the eaves of the family home after his death. Ref: Dahlia Stanley for Josef Lebovic Gallery.

Item #CL203-30

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  other currencies

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