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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 130

Joseph Delaney Sketchbook, 14 Images

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600

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Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York 1904-1991) sketches of ink, watercolor, and pencil. Notebook contains 14 images, all signed verso, "Joseph Delaney" in pen and depicting male and female figures, female nudes in various poses, a beach scene with figures and umbrellas, and outdoor scene with table set for a meal. The first ink drawing of a male has a pencil inscription on the left margin, "Romona at 615 over W.O.R. 12 x 101/4 16 x 11 3/4". Verso with pencil inscription, "1484 1st ave post 77st Thursday eve.14 color and wash portfolio." Signed in ink lower margin, "Joseph Delaney". Note - the notebook retains a Joseph Delaney estate inventory label on the front cover. Designated "Sketchbook # 28", the number of sketches on this label is marked as 20 but the first sketch page of the book references 14.There may have been additional drawings not attached to the notebook that were included in the original count of 20. Drawing sheet size 4 7/8" x 7 3/4".


All drawings in overall good condition with light toning. Some ink transfer, covers of notebook no longer attached.

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