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2024 Summer Fine Art & Antiques (Day 1)

Sat, Jul 6, 2024 09:00AM EDT
Lot 170

Joseph Delaney Sketchbook, 18 Signed Images

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

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Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) sketchbook with eighteen (18) loose ink sketches depicting female nudes in various poses along with one (1) street scene including a house with a porch swing and a passing car and three (3) sheets with drawings of a woman who wears a hat, sits at a table, and, in two images, smokes a cigarette or cigar. All signed "Joseph Delaney" en verso. Back of sketchbook with unsigned drawing of a man's face, possibly a self-portrait. One drawing of the woman at the table with "Rebecca Li[e?]ken / gr 5 9851," inscribed upper left. All sheets approx. 8" H x 5" W. Sketchbook: 8 1/4" H x 5" W.  Note: The sketchbook retains a Joseph Delaney estate inventory label on the front cover. Designated "Sketchbook # 40," the label records the number of sketches as 22 however only 18 are present. 


All sheets no longer glued to binding. Even toning. Liquid staining to sheets, lower left, plus losses and tears to some edges, primarily outside of images.

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