Lot 802


LADY DIANA BEAUCLERK (1734-1808), BRITISH
“BACCHANALS” (SATYRS EATING GRAPES), CIRCA 1780

Pencil and watercolour on brown tinted paper signed with initials lower right

Together with the book: Mrs. Steuart Erskine, “Lady Diana Beauclerk: Her Life and Work”. Published by T. Fisher Unwin, London in 1903. Burgundy hardcover with gilt lettered cover, ex-libris Stanhope Shelton bookplate inside front cover


Sheet/ Book 9.375 x 7.625 in — 22.2 x 18.4 cm 13 x 10 x 2 in — 33 x 25.4 x 5.1 cm

Provenance:
Colonel Lascelles (Woolbeding Library), his collection with printed provenance to the frontispiece tissue guard (the watercolour), “Bacchnals” reproduced on the frontispiece of the book included in the lot
Ex. Collection Mrs. Henry Lascelles
Duke of St. Albans
Stanhope Shelton Limited, Suffolk, UK, the watercolour and the book with Ex-libris bookplate of Stanhope Shelton mounted on the inside front opening page
From whom purchased by the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1978


Literature:
“Bacchanals” is reproduced in colour on the frontispiece of the accompanying book of Beauclerk’s complete works. The tissue guard has printed text along the bottom edge that provides the original title “Bacchanals” and text that confirms the Colonel Lascelles provenance.

Estimate: $1,000—1,500


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