Three Coastal Sketches: Graphite/pencil and watercolour on white wove paper. The bottom sheet is inscribed in pencil: Aug-4-65 12:30 pm. Backing paper: Blue Ingres, laid. Presented in a clear archival acid-free polyester sleeve.
Top: 1 9/16 x 2 1/4 in. (4 x 5.7 cm.)
Bottom: 2 x 2 5/8 in. (5 x 6.7 cm.)
Backing paper: 10 5/8 x 8 5/16 in. (27 x 21 cm.)
Provenance: The artist’s family by descent.
Included in the sale is a transcript of a letter written in 1878 by the artist’s daughter to her mother, with a passage explaining why the cover of the album is black instead of the green her mother requested.