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Painter, Landscape painter, Illustrator, Water color painter, b. 1867 - d. 1939

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        • ARTHUR RACKHAM WATERCOLOR, SPRING
          Apr. 06, 2024

          ARTHUR RACKHAM WATERCOLOR, SPRING

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          RACKHAM, Arthur (British, 1867-1939). Spring. Watercolor and pencil on paper. Signed lower left: "Arthur Rackham" c.1905. 5 6/8” x 8 1/2” sheet; 13 x 17 1/4” framed. Provenance: Mrs. Lucy Stephens, artist and fellow resident of Primrose Hill Studios (according to a typed label on the frame verso. This picture was obtained from her descendant). An unpublished allegory of springtime. Notes on the verso give it the title “Spring” and include the address of Primrose Hill Studios where Rackham lived from 1905-1906 and where he later leased studio space. Born in London, Arthur Rackham took an interest in illustration early on. He studied at the Lambeth School of Art. He began working as an illustrator and reporter for The Westminster Budget in 1892, and by 1893, he was already finding work illustrating books. Arthur Rackham illustrated over ninety books in his lifetime, primarily classics and fairy tales. In his illustrations, Rackham sought to combine elements from works by Northern Renaissance artists he revered like Albrecht Dürer and Albrecht Altdorfer as well as popular contemporary motifs like that of the Art Nouveau movement. Among his other famous book illustrations are Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1900), Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906), Alice in Wonderland (1907) and The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (1917). He won awards at expositions in Milan and Barcelona in his lieftime, and his imaginative works were even exhibited at the Louvre in 1914.

          Arader Galleries
        • RACKHAM (Arthur)
          Apr. 04, 2024

          RACKHAM (Arthur)

          Est: £200 - £300

          RACKHAM (Arthur) Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures, 1913, Heinemann, 4to, signed limited edition no. 922/1030 copies, tipped in colour plates, very slight foxing to guards, cloth gilt, spine darkened, slip case

          Cheffins
        • Rackham (Arthur) Aesop's Fables, one of 1450 copies signed and numbered by artist, 1912.
          Mar. 21, 2024

          Rackham (Arthur) Aesop's Fables, one of 1450 copies signed and numbered by artist, 1912.

          Est: £200 - £300

          Rackham (Arthur) Aesop's Fables, one of 1450 copies signed and numbered by artist, half-title, tipped-in colour frontispiece and 12 tipped-in colour plates, captioned tissue-guards, illustrations (many full-page), scattered faint spotting, original cloth, gilt, lightly sunned spine, slight spotting and rubbing, fractional bumping to corners and extremities, 4to, 1912.

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • [Arthur RACKHAM]. FORT (Paul). Le livre des ballades.
          Mar. 16, 2024

          [Arthur RACKHAM]. FORT (Paul). Le livre des ballades.

          Est: €100 - €150

          Paris, H. Piazza, 1921. In-4 (31 x 24), demi-veau à coins, dos lisse orné, plats fermés d’un filet estampé à froid, tranche de tête dorée. Couvertures conservés. Ill. de. 14 pl. coul. de Rackham. Tirage limité à 1.300 ex. (n°444). Dos lég. solarisé et petites taches au 1er plat, sinon intérieur d’une grande fraicheur.

          Lhomme
        • [Arthur RACKHAM]. ARNOUX (Alexandre). La légende du roi Arthur et des chevaliers de la table ronde.
          Mar. 16, 2024

          [Arthur RACKHAM]. ARNOUX (Alexandre). La légende du roi Arthur et des chevaliers de la table ronde.

          Est: €150 - €200

          Paris, H. Piazza, s.d. [1920]. In-4 (30,5 x 24), demi chagrin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, plats fermés d’un double filet estampé à froid. Un des 1500 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon (n°75). Ill. de 16 compositions gravées hors-texte en couleurs, avec serpentes légendées, 6 hors-texte et 60 bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe en noir par Arthur Rackham. Couv. conservées. Rel. très lég. défraichie (coiffes et coins lég. émoussés), sinon bon exemplaire.

          Lhomme
        • Rackham (Arthur) ["Dick Whittington"], an original silhouette illustration for pp. 31 and 32 from "The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book...", pen and ink, [c. 1933]
          Feb. 15, 2024

          Rackham (Arthur) ["Dick Whittington"], an original silhouette illustration for pp. 31 and 32 from "The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book...", pen and ink, [c. 1933]

          Est: £500 - £700

          Rackham (Arthur) ["Dick Whittington"], an original silhouette illustration for pp. 31 and 32 from "The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book...", brush and india ink, on cream wove paper, sheet 250 x 155 mm (9 3/4 x 6 1/8 in), numerous owners' inscriptions verso, unframed, [circa 1933] Provenance: Private collection, London

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • Rackham (Arthur) Original design for the upper cover illustration of 'Undine', pen and ink, 1909
          Feb. 15, 2024

          Rackham (Arthur) Original design for the upper cover illustration of 'Undine', pen and ink, 1909

          Est: £300 - £500

          Rackham (Arthur) Original design for the upper cover illustration of 'Undine', black chalk and pencil on cream paper, sheet 230 x 170 mm (9 x 6 3/4 in), under glass, spotting and surface dirt, framed, [circa 1909] Provenance: Private collection, London Exhibited: Sheffield City Art Galleries, Arthur Rackham, December 1979 to April 1980, no. 85

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • Rackham (Arthur) "The Decorations for the Prince's visit to Chester", an original illustration, pen and ink, [c. 1893]
          Feb. 15, 2024

          Rackham (Arthur) "The Decorations for the Prince's visit to Chester", an original illustration, pen and ink, [c. 1893]

          Est: £150 - £200

          Rackham (Arthur) "The Decorations for the Prince's visit to Chester", an original illustration, pen and black ink, sheet 230 x 170 mm (9 x 6 3/4 in), under glass, spotting and surface dirt, framed, [circa 1893] Provenance: Private collection, London Exhibited: Sheffield City Art Galleries, Arthur Rackham, December 1979 to April 1980, no. 5

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • Arthur Rackham Biographies, Group of Three Books, H 11.25" W 9" 3 pcs
          Jan. 19, 2024

          Arthur Rackham Biographies, Group of Three Books, H 11.25" W 9" 3 pcs

          Est: $75 - $150

          Two copies of "Arthur Rackham His Life and Work" by Dereck Hudson, 1960 & 1973 reprint. Along with "Arthur Rackham A Biography" by James Hamilton, 1990. Each clothbound with dust jackets. Provenance: Property from a Franklin, MI private collector

          DuMouchelles
        • ARTHUR RACKHAM "Some beautiful young women sat twining wreaths of flowers."
          Dec. 14, 2023

          ARTHUR RACKHAM "Some beautiful young women sat twining wreaths of flowers."

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          ARTHUR RACKHAM "Some beautiful young women sat twining wreaths of flowers." Illustration published on page 111 in "The Three Golden Apples" of A Wonder Book by Nathaniel Hawthorne (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1922). Watercolor, pen, and ink over graphite on board. 279x406 mm; 11x16 inches. Matted and framed to 25x19 3/4 inches. Signed and dated "A Rackham 14" in lower left corner. Hawthorne's A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys is a collection of six stories within a story in which Eustace Bright, a Williams College student, recounts the legends to a group of children. The tales are modernized versions of ancient Greek myths. "The Three Golden Apples" is the retelling of Hercules' search for three golden apples that grew in the garden of the Hesperides. The "beautiful young women" in the story refer to the Hesperides, the nymphs of the evening and sunsets. Their days are spent singing and guarding the golden apple tree in Queen Hera's apple orchard. The published illustration comprised of four figures; it appears the fourth was later painted over. Provenance: A present from Katherine Miller to her daughter Mable 'Polly' Miller on her 11th birthday in 1938. Has remained in the family until now. From verso: "11th bday - May 1938. The Three Beautiful Maidens twining wreaths - whom Hercules met while on a journey looking for the three golden apples in the garden of Hesperides. (Originally a 4th maiden - later painted out.)"

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • ARTHUR RACKHAM "Sigfried sees himself in the stream."
          Dec. 14, 2023

          ARTHUR RACKHAM "Sigfried sees himself in the stream."

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          ARTHUR RACKHAM "Sigfried sees himself in the stream." Illustration published in Sigfried and The Twilight of the Gods by Richard Wagner, translated by Margaret Armour (London: William Heinemann; New York: Doubleday Page & Co., 1911). Watercolor, pen, and ink over graphite on board. 279x406 mm; 11x16 inches. Matted to 25x19 3/4 inches. Signed and dated "A Rackham 14" in lower left image. Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods are the final two operas of Wagner's four-opera cycle, collectively called "Der Ring des Nibelungen" ("The Ring of the Nibelung"). Inspired by the legends of Norse mythology, the work follows an epic story that chronicles the struggles of gods, heroes and mythical creatures. Rackham created thirty illustrations for Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods, and is widely considered Rackham's most impressive work. This work is a good example of the artist's haunting aesthetic, through his use of subdued colors and fine lines. Provenance: A present from Katherine Miller to her daughter Mable 'Polly' Miller on her 11th birthday in 1938. Has remained in the family until now.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse, circa 1912
          Dec. 14, 2023

          Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse, circa 1912

          Est: £300 - £500

          Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse, circa 1912 * Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse, circa 1912, pen and ink on paper, depicting two mice, one dressed very smartly, the other scruffy looking with big boots, holding a large knife, some overall spotting,10.2 x 21 cm, Chris Beetles label to verso, mounted, framed and glazed (27.5 x 34.5 cm) QTY: (1) NOTE: This drawing is an original study produced for V S Vernon-Jones the translator of Aesop's Fables, published in 1912 by William Heinemann, it appears on page 112. Exhibited: Chris Beetles, The British Art of Illustration 1780-1993, no. 131.

          Dominic Winter Auctions
        • Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Studious Demeanour, pencil on paper
          Dec. 14, 2023

          Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Studious Demeanour, pencil on paper

          Est: £300 - £500

          Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Studious Demeanour, pencil on paper * Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Studious Demeanour, pencil on paper, depicting a spectacled young woman fully dressed laying on the floor, 28 x 38 cm, Chris Beetles label to verso, mounted framed and glazed (46.5 x 62 cm) QTY: (1) NOTE: According to Richard Riall, the lady in the picture was Rackham's mistress. Provenance: The Estate of Barbara Edwards, the daughter of the artist. Exhibited: Chris Beetles Gallery, The British Art of Illustration, 1800-1995, no. 525.

          Dominic Winter Auctions
        • Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Spanish Man on Donkey, pencil on paper
          Dec. 14, 2023

          Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Spanish Man on Donkey, pencil on paper

          Est: £200 - £400

          Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Spanish Man on Donkey, pencil on paper * Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Spanish Man on Donkey, pencil on paper, depicting a man wearing a wide brimmed hat, sitting astride a donkey, 17.8 x 12.7 cm, Chris Beetles label to verso, mounted framed and glazed (40 x 31 cm) QTY: (1) NOTE: Provenance: The Estate of Barbara Edwards, the daughter of the artist. Exhibited: Chris Beetles Gallery, The British Art of Illustration, 1800-1995, no. 508.

          Dominic Winter Auctions
        • Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). An archive of photographs and ephemera
          Dec. 14, 2023

          Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). An archive of photographs and ephemera

          Est: £200 - £300

          Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). An archive of photographs and ephemera * Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). An archive of photographs, ephemera, articles etc relating to the production of Richard Riall's A New Bibliography of Arthur Rackham, 1994, including 17 photographs and photographic prints a few duplicates, including a studio portrait by Arthur Langton of Belgravia, circa 1895, and others 1920's-30's, various sizes, a booklet/prospectus for 'The Illustrations of Arthur Rackham' by William Heinemann, circa 1910, 'Costume through the Ages. A Series of Six Beautiful Water-Colour Drawings by Arthur Rackham', Maggs Bros., London, [1938], 'Catalogue of the Arthur Rackham Memorial Exhibition', The Leicester Galleries, December 1939, a few dealer catalogues, facsimile colour illustrations, articles, press cuttings etc, contained in sleeves ring-bound in a blue folder, together with proof copy with unbound sheets of the bibliography and Richard Riall's personal copy of the bibliography, inscribed QTY: (3)

          Dominic Winter Auctions
        • Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Two original illustrations, 1898
          Dec. 14, 2023

          Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Two original illustrations, 1898

          Est: £200 - £300

          Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Two original illustrations, 1898 * Rackham (Arthur, 1867-1939). Two original illustrations, 1898, each pen and ink, the first on paper laid onto board, depicting a seated woman spinning yarn, two children near her, and a Tyrolean village scene behind her, paper toned, some creasing where paper has been laid down, signed and dated lower right, artist's name and address in pencil to verso, the second on artist's board depicting another Tyrolean village scene, goats with bells around their necks being herded through the village, signed and dated to lower left, some spotting to image, artist's name and address in pencil to verso, each approximately 30 x 20 cm QTY: (2)

          Dominic Winter Auctions
        • Arthur Rackham RWS (1867-1939)
          Dec. 06, 2023

          Arthur Rackham RWS (1867-1939)

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          Arthur Rackham RWS (1867-1939) 'The Beggars are Coming to Town' signed and dated 1912 lower left watercolour with bodycolour 18 x 25cm Provenance: Chris Beetles Ltd, London Exhibited: Chris Beetles, The British Art of Illustration 1800-1997, no. 255; The Fine Art Society, The Fine Art of Illustration, 2-27 July 2001

          Cheffins
        • RACKHAM (ARTHUR) 'Sieglinde prepares Hunding's draught'
          Nov. 14, 2023

          RACKHAM (ARTHUR) 'Sieglinde prepares Hunding's draught'

          Est: £8,000 - £12,000

          RACKHAM (ARTHUR) 'Sieglinde prepares Hunding's draught', signed and dated 'Arthur Rackham 1910' (lower left), watercolour and ink, on paper, laid on card, mounted, glazed and framed, image 250 x 125mm., sheet 275 x 148mm.

          Bonhams
        • ATTRIBUTED TO ARTHUR RACKHAM (UK, 1867-1939)
          Nov. 12, 2023

          ATTRIBUTED TO ARTHUR RACKHAM (UK, 1867-1939)

          Est: $500 - $700

          Long Panoramic View of a Verdant Summer Woodland, watercolor on illustration board, from a low (animal's?) point of view. The empty landscape contains no creatures, may possibly be a design for an oleo (moving) backdrop for a children's show, ca. 1930s, unsigned, what may be a later pencil inscription in the lower margin reads: "SCI-434-47A-54 = 984". Housed in a metallic green metal casement frame, matted under plexiglass, OS: 17" x 80", SS: 10" x 73", scuffs to plexiglass on right side over mat.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • Arthur Rackham's watercolors for the endpapers of The Compleat Angler
          Nov. 07, 2023

          Arthur Rackham's watercolors for the endpapers of The Compleat Angler

          Est: $7,000 - $10,000

          RACKHAM, ARTHUR Original pen and ink drawing for the endpapers of Arthur Rackham's illustrated edition of The Compleat Angler, 1923. 12 1/4 x 20 inches (41 x 50 cm); pen and india ink on watercolor paper with a sepia wash, signed (l.r.), the drawing laid to board, probably as presented by the artist (as the sepia extends in places to the card mount). About fine. Framed. The work was published by George C. Harrap in 1931.

          Doyle New York
        • ARTHUR RACKHAM (BRITISH 1867-1939), MOUNTAIN STREAM
          Oct. 18, 2023

          ARTHUR RACKHAM (BRITISH 1867-1939), MOUNTAIN STREAM

          Est: £500 - £700

          ARTHUR RACKHAM (BRITISH 1867-1939)MOUNTAIN STREAM Ink and pen, heightened with whiteSigned and dated '99' (to bend in stream lower left) titled (lower right)11.5 x 17.5cm (4½ x 6¾ in.)Provenance:Chris Beetles Ltd., London Private Collection, Peter Gore Literature:Sir Edward Grey, Fly Fishing, Haddon Hall Library Series, 1899

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • Arthur RACKHAM
          Oct. 10, 2023

          Arthur RACKHAM

          Est: £200 - £300

          Arthur RACKHAM Arthur RACKHAM (ill): 1- The Ring Of The Niblung: The Rhinegold And The Valkyrie Plus: Siegfried And The Twilight Of The Gods (Two volumes in One). Heinemann, 1939, 1st. Edn. Thus. 4to. 48 colour plates; 2- Ibsen- PEER GYNT. Harrap, 1936, 1st. Edn; 3- Swinburne- The Springtide of Life: Poems of Childhood. Heinemann, 1918, 1st. Edn (2 copies); 4- The Ingoldsby Legends. Dent, 1898, 1st. Edn. & 1908 (2 copies); 5- Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1925); 6- A Dish of Apples. (1921); 7- The Allies Fairy Book. (1916); 8- Rackham's Color Illustrations for Wagner's "Ring". NY, 1979; 9- The Peradventures of Private Pagett. 1911; 10- Latimore & Haskell: Arthur Rackham a Bibliography. Los Angeles, 1936, Limited edition, #325 of 550 copies; 11- Riall, R: New Bibliography of Arthur Rackham. 1994, 1st; 12- Hudson, D: Arthur Rackham. His life and work. 1960, 1st. DW. (14)

          Sworders
        • Rackham (Arthur), Attributed to. "The old man and the flea...", from Aesop's Fables, original illustration, pen and ink, 1912.
          Oct. 05, 2023

          Rackham (Arthur), Attributed to. "The old man and the flea...", from Aesop's Fables, original illustration, pen and ink, 1912.

          Est: £350 - £450

          Rackham (Arthur), Attributed to. "The old man and the flea...", from Aesop's Fables, original illustration, pen and black ink, watercolour, signed and dated within the image and title inscribed underneath, on artist's board, image 250 x 190 mm (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in), some surface dirt to extremities, unframed, 1913 Provenance: Sale. Dominic Winter, Modern First Editions Children's & Illustrated Books, 16th December 2004, lot 316

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • Arthur Rackham, English (1867 - 1939), The King and the Swineherd, book illustration, 6"H x 5 1/4"W (sight), 12 7/8"H x 10 1/8"W (frame)
          Aug. 31, 2023

          Arthur Rackham, English (1867 - 1939), The King and the Swineherd, book illustration, 6"H x 5 1/4"W (sight), 12 7/8"H x 10 1/8"W (frame)

          Est: $60 - $80

          Arthur Rackham English, (1867 - 1939) The King and the Swineherd book illustration Signature and 1902 date within the print lower right. Included in Book of Pictures 1913 and Once Upon a Time. Frame needs repair. Biography from the Archives of askART: The pre-eminent illustrator of the Edwardian Age, whose imaginative work graces such children's classics as Alice in Wonderland, Grimm's Fairytales, and many others, he was born on September 19, 1867, in London, England, as one of twelve children. A student at the City of London School, Arthur became known for his artistic gift, winning many prizes for his artwork. While he began working as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office at age 18, he continued his art studies at the Lambeth School of Art in his spare time, and submitted some illustrations to publications like Scraps and Chums. In 1892, Rackham left his safe position as a clerk to explore a career in illustration, and worked as a reporter at the Westminster Budget to earn a living. First book illustrations followed (1893), but it wasn't until 1896, the publication of the book The Zankiwank and the Bletherwitch, that his work began showing hints of the whimsical, magical style, later to become his hallmark. Rackham illustrated close to twenty books in the 1890s, also creating images for major children's magazines. There were adventure and fantasy books, fairytales and legends, as well as books on English gardens, and fishing and hunting. In 1905, when a new edition of the Washington Irving classic Rip van Winkle was published, it contained 51 color plates by Rackham, his first major book, by far, and the manifestation of his style. He went on to create much acclaimed illustrations for books like Peter Pan in Kensington Garden (1906), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907), A Midsummer-Night's Dream (1908), Undine (1910), The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie, and Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods (1910, 1911). A master in the use of watercolor, Rackham was a skilled draftsman and a gifted and imaginative observer of human nature. "He was-and remains-a soloist in front of an orchestra, a player with the responsibility to interpret and add a personal lustre to great works with variations of infinite sublety and grace." (Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration, by James Hamilton, Pavilion Books, London, 1990). He was an elected member of the Royal Watercolor Society, the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, and Master of the Art Worker's Guild. In 1906, he won a gold medal for his work in Milan, Italy, and in Barcelona, Spain, in 1911. His illustrations are known and collected around the world. Arthur Rackham died in England in 1939.

          Ripley Auctions
        • Arthur Rackham
          Jul. 14, 2023

          Arthur Rackham

          Est: $150 - $200

          1) Arthur Rackham His Life And Work by Derek Hudson. Published in London by Derek Hudson in 1974 Reprint. Tipped in colour plates and lots of black and white illustrations. Very good in dustwrapper 2) The Tempest by William Shakespeare Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Published London Heinemann 1926 First Edition. No dustwrapper else a very good copy

          Sydney Rare Book Auctions
        • ARTHUR RACKHAM, R.W.S. (BRITISH, 1867-1939) 'The Music of the Stream': an u
          Jul. 13, 2023

          ARTHUR RACKHAM, R.W.S. (BRITISH, 1867-1939) 'The Music of the Stream': an u

          Est: £25,000 - £30,000

          ARTHUR RACKHAM, R.W.S. (BRITISH, 1867-1939) 'The Music of the Stream': an unpublished illustration for King of the... pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour on artist's board 13 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (34.5 x 29.5 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Arthur Rackham, RWS (British, 1867-1939) 'Ullswater'
          Jul. 05, 2023

          Arthur Rackham, RWS (British, 1867-1939) 'Ullswater'

          Est: £800 - £1,200

          Arthur Rackham, RWS (British, 1867-1939) 'Ullswater' signed, inscribed and dated 'A Rackham/ Ullswater 99' (lower right) watercolour 22 x 29.5cm (8 11/16 x 11 5/8in).

          Bonhams
        • ARTHUR RACKHAM (BRITISH 1867-1939), THE CRICKET MATCH
          Jun. 30, 2023

          ARTHUR RACKHAM (BRITISH 1867-1939), THE CRICKET MATCH

          Est: £600 - £800

          ARTHUR RACKHAM (BRITISH 1867-1939)THE CRICKET MATCH Ink heightened with white Signed and dated 1900 (centre left edge)12.5 x 19.5cm (4¾ x 7½ in.)Provenance:Chris Beetles Ltd., London Private Collection, Peter GoreLiterature:Hon R H Littleton, Outdoor Games, Haddon Hall Library Series, Dent, 1901 Please note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • ARTHUR RACKHAM (BRITISH 1867-1939), MOUNTAIN STREAM
          Jun. 30, 2023

          ARTHUR RACKHAM (BRITISH 1867-1939), MOUNTAIN STREAM

          Est: £700 - £1,000

          ARTHUR RACKHAM (BRITISH 1867-1939)MOUNTAIN STREAM Ink and pen, heightened with whiteSigned and dated 99 to bend in stream (lower left) titled (lower right)11.5 x 17.5cm (4½ x 6¾ in.)Provenance:Chris Beetles Ltd., London Private Collection, Peter Gore Literature:Sir Edward Grey, Fly Fishing, Haddon Hall Library Series, 1899 Please note measurements do not include the frame unless otherwise stated.

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • Attributed to Arthur Rackham RWS (1867 - 1939), 'Sandy's Ferry Boat' and 'Good Morning Mr. Lobster'
          Jun. 29, 2023

          Attributed to Arthur Rackham RWS (1867 - 1939), 'Sandy's Ferry Boat' and 'Good Morning Mr. Lobster'

          Est: £30 - £50

          Property of a ladyAttributed to Arthur Rackham RWS (1867 - 1939)'Sandy's Ferry Boat' and 'Good Morning Mr. Lobster'Pen and ink on paper

          Sloane Street Auctions
        • Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)
          Jun. 28, 2023

          Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)

          Est: £200 - £400

          Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) Studies of animals and people from a sketchbook pen and ink with pencil on paper 21 x 13.5cm Provenance: Chris Beetles Ltd, London The present study was probably produced circa 1898 during the preparation of The Ingoldsby Legends.

          Cheffins
        • Arthur Rackham
          Apr. 24, 2023

          Arthur Rackham

          Est: $150 - $200

          The King Of The Golden River by John Ruskin Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Published in London by George Harrap in 1932. This comes in the original dustwrapper which is illustrated by Arthur Rackham The book is in good condition, some foxing

          Sydney Rare Book Auctions
        • Arthur Rackham: A Bibliography Limited Edition
          Apr. 06, 2023

          Arthur Rackham: A Bibliography Limited Edition

          Est: $200 - $300

          Heading: (Rackham, Arthur) Author: Latimore, Sarah Briggs & Grace Clark Haskell Title: Arthur Rackham: A Bibliography Place Published: Los Angeles Publisher:Suttonhouse Date Published: 1936 Description: [xiv], 112 pp. Color frontispiece by Rackham, photo portrait of Rackham, several other illustrations. Cloth-backed decorated boards, slipcase. No. 224 of 550 copies printed by the Ward Ritchie Press. First Edition. Still the essential reference to the illustrations of Arthur Rackham, unsurpassed in more than 75 years.

          PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers
        • Rackham (Arthur), Attributed to. "The old man and the flea...", from Aesop's Fables, original illustration, pen and ink, 1912.
          Mar. 30, 2023

          Rackham (Arthur), Attributed to. "The old man and the flea...", from Aesop's Fables, original illustration, pen and ink, 1912.

          Est: £700 - £1,000

          Rackham (Arthur), Attributed to. "The old man and the flea...", from Aesop's Fables, original illustration, pen and black ink, watercolour, signed and dated within the image and title inscribed underneath, on artist's board, image 250 x 190 mm (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in), some surface dirt to extremities, unframed, 1913 Provenance: Sale. Dominic Winter, Modern First Editions Children's & Illustrated Books, 16th December 2004, lot 316

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • Arthur Rackham
          Feb. 27, 2023

          Arthur Rackham

          Est: $120 - $150

          1) The Night Before Christmas 1939. 2) Goblin Market 1933 3) The King Of The Golden River 1932 4) The Pied Piper of Hamelin 1934. All reprints and very good copies. All illustrated by Arthur Rackham in colour and Black and White

          Sydney Rare Book Auctions
        • ARTHUR RACKHAM (1867-1939) "Cock-a-doodle-doo! My dame has lost her shoe" for Mother Goose.
          Dec. 15, 2022

          ARTHUR RACKHAM (1867-1939) "Cock-a-doodle-doo! My dame has lost her shoe" for Mother Goose.

          Est: $7,000 - $9,000

          ARTHUR RACKHAM (1867-1939) "Cock-a-doodle-doo! My dame has lost her shoe" for Mother Goose. Two ink and watercolor drawings on one sheet of paper (together with two crowing rooster vignettes in the middle border, unused), mounted to board, published in Mother Goose the Old Nursery Rhymes (London: William Heinemann, 1913; illustrated as black and white line designs on pages 128 and 129). Full sight size measures 260x173 mm; 9 3/4x6 3/4 inches (each drawing, above and below roosters measure approximately 4x 1/2x6 1/2 inches); full board is 11 1/2x9 1/4 inches. Each signed at bottom left: initialed "AR" in top image, "ARackham" in bottom; inscribed in pencil at bottom right margin "To Ernest Brown with kindest regards from Arthur Rackham Nov. 1913." Attached to early matte along top edge and in original 21x17-inch frame (Charles H. West, London) with labels by Leicester Galleries mounted to the board and descriptive label by Sessler's attached to backing paper. Provenance: Ernest Brown (with presentation inscription)/Ernest Brown & Phillips, Ltd; Leicester Galleries, with their label; Mrs.. George Leon; Sessler's gallery, Philadelphia; private collection; Sotheby's New York 12 December 1995; Nina and Frank N. Manitzas, acquired from the above; Christie's New York 4 December 2018; private collection, New York, acquired from the above. Exhibited: "Artist of Fame and Promise," Leicester Galleries, August 1945 (with their label indicating purchase to Mrs. George Leon) In July 1902, Cecil and Wilfred Phillips opened a gallery in Leicester Square, London. The following year, Ernest Brown joined the organization, and they became Ernest Brown and Phillips Ltd., operating the Leicester Galleries, which became Rackham's dealer for several years. To make his black and white published book illustrations attractive to art collectors, he would often add touches of color, as here, where watercolor touches were applied to the cockscombs, woman's dress, and the fiddle have watercolor touches.

          Swann Auction Galleries
        • ARTHUR RACKHAM (1867-1939) "The beggar took her hand and led her away."
          Dec. 15, 2022

          ARTHUR RACKHAM (1867-1939) "The beggar took her hand and led her away."

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          ARTHUR RACKHAM (1867-1939) "The beggar took her hand and led her away." Illustration for the tale "King Thrushbeard" published in Snow Drop and other Tales by the Brothers Grimm. (London: Constable & Company; New York: Doubleday Page & Co., 1920). Watercolor, pen, and ink over graphite on board. 260x185 mm; 10 1/4x7 1/4 inches. Signed and dated "A Rackham 14" in lower left corner; printing and ownership indications on board verso. Set in contemporary frame with U.S. Customs stamp on frame backing. Provenance: Sotheby's London; private collection, New York. King Thrushbeard is a cautionary tale about the beautiful but very haughty princess Anna who cruelly mocks each of her suitors including the handsome and charming young King Thrushbeard. Finally, she is forced by her exasperated father, the King, to marry the next man to arrive at their door, who turns out to be a beggar. Their ensuing life of poverty, hard work, and sacrifice teach the princess a lesson and turn her into a loving and kind person. The image illustrates the text: "The beggar-man led her out by the hand, and she was obliged to walk away on foot with him. When they came to a large forest she asked, 'To whom does that beautiful forest belong? 'It belongs to King Thrushbeard; if you had taken him, it would have been yours.' 'Ah, unhappy girl that I am, if I had but taken King Thrushbeard!'" In the end, the beggar turns out to be Thrushbeard in disguise, and Anna has learned to be kind and grateful.

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        • ARTHUR RACKHAM, R.W.S. (BRITISH, 1867-1939) Mother Goose: illustration to t
          Dec. 15, 2022

          ARTHUR RACKHAM, R.W.S. (BRITISH, 1867-1939) Mother Goose: illustration to t

          Est: £30,000 - £50,000

          ARTHUR RACKHAM, R.W.S. (BRITISH, 1867-1939) Mother Goose: illustration to the foreword for 'Mother Goose - The Old Nursery... pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour on paper 6 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. (16.2 x 15.8 cm.)

          Christie's
        • Arthur Rackham | Eight original illustrations for the Vicar of Wakefield
          Dec. 13, 2022

          Arthur Rackham | Eight original illustrations for the Vicar of Wakefield

          Est: £3,000 - £5,000

          Arthur Rackham Eight original illustrations for the Vicar of Wakefield, comprising: i)“An epitaph for my wife”, 232 x 165mm. (9⅛ x 6½ inches), ink and watercolour drawing on paper, signed lower right Reproduced as a colour plate in The Vicar of Wakefield, 1929, plate 1 ii) “Closeted up with the fortune-teller”, 270 x 194mm. (10⅝ x 7⅝ inches), ink and watercolour drawing on paper, signed lower right Reproduced as a colour plate in The Vicar of Wakefield, 1929, plate 4 iii) “Mr. Burchell at the conclusion of every sentence would cry out ‘Fudge!’”, 273 x 210mm. (10¾ x 8¼ inches), ink and watercolour drawing on paper, signed lower left Reproduced as a colour plate in The Vicar of Wakefield, 1929, plate 5 iv) "A gross of green spectacles", 210 x 165mm. (8¼ x 6½ inches), ink and watercolour drawing on paper, signed lower left Reproduced as a colour plate for The Vicar of Wakefield, 1929, plate 6 v) “This is the very same rogue who sold us the spectacles”, 209 x 139mm. (8¼ x 5½ inches), ink and watercolour drawing on paper, signed lower left Reproduced as a colour plate in The Vicar of Wakefield, 1929, plate 7 vi) “I caught the dear forlorn wretch in my arms”, 235 x 184mm. (9¼ x 7¼ inches), ink and watercolour drawing on paper, signed and dated ’29 lower left Reproduced as a colour plate in The Vicar of Wakefield, 1929, plate 9 vii) “I found the prisoners very merry, expecting my arrival”, 209 x 149mm. (8¼ x 5⅞ inches), ink and watercolour drawing on paper, signed lower right Reproduced as a colour plate in The Vicar of Wakefield, 1929, plate 11 viii) “My dearest girl entered”, 228 x 171mm. (9 x 6¾ inches), ink and watercolour drawing on paper, signed lower left Reproduced as a colour plate in The Vicar of Wakefield, 1929, plate 12 The Vicar of Wakefield was one of the most popular novels of the Victorian era. "In the England of jazz and Noel Coward the whimsical and fantastic had grown increasingly out of fashion. With The Vicar of Wakefield of 1929 ... Rackham played it safe by turning to historical costume... in which he had long been supremely accomplished and successful" (Hudson 126). PROVENANCE Exhibited Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1974 Bid on Sotheby's

          Sotheby's
        • Arthur Rackham | Original illustration for The Tempest (For every trifle are they set upon me)
          Dec. 13, 2022

          Arthur Rackham | Original illustration for The Tempest (For every trifle are they set upon me)

          Est: £4,000 - £6,000

          Arthur Rackham “For every trifle are they set upon me” 270 x 222mm. (10⅝ x 8¾ inches), ink and watercolour drawing on paper, signed lower right Reproduced as a colour plate in The Tempest, 1926, plate 8.  "Rackham brought a renewed sense of excitement to book illustration that coincided with the rapid developments in printing technology in the early twentieth century. Working with subtle colour and wiry line, he exploited the growing strengths of commercial printing to create imagery and characterizations that reinvigorated children's literature, electrified young readers, and dominated the art of book illustration at the start of a new century." (ODNB) LITERATURE Exhibited Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1974 Bid on Sotheby's

          Sotheby's
        • Arthur Rackham | Original illustration for The lngoldsby Legends (A flood of brown stout he was up to his knees in)
          Dec. 13, 2022

          Arthur Rackham | Original illustration for The lngoldsby Legends (A flood of brown stout he was up to his knees in)

          Est: £4,000 - £6,000

          Arthur Rackham “A flood of brown stout he was up to his knees in” 162 x 108mm. (6⅜ x 4¼ inches), ink and watercolour drawing on paper, signed lower left Reproduced as a colour plate in The Ingoldsby Legends, 1907 (“A Lay of St Dunstan”), plate 8.  The Ingoldsby Legends were a collection of myths, legends and ghost stories, first published in 1837 by Richard Harris Barham, under the moniker Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor. They were extremely popular, and were published in numerous editions.   PROVENANCE Exhibited Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1974 Bid on Sotheby's

          Sotheby's
        • Arthur Rackham, illustrator, Rip Van Win
          Dec. 09, 2022

          Arthur Rackham, illustrator, Rip Van Win

          Est: £100 - £200

          Arthur Rackham, illustrator, Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving, 1905, William Heinemann, London, gilt tooled green linen binding

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        • Arthur Rackham, illustrator, The Ingolds
          Dec. 09, 2022

          Arthur Rackham, illustrator, The Ingolds

          Est: £100 - £200

          Arthur Rackham, illustrator, The Ingoldsby Legends, by Thomas Ingoldsby, 1907, J.M. Dent, London, gilt tooled green linen binding

          Kinghams Auctioneers
        • Arthur Rackham
          Dec. 02, 2022

          Arthur Rackham

          Est: $200 - $300

          Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving and with Drawings by Arthur Rackham Published by Doubleday, Page & Co in New York in 1905. This is the first US trade edition. Was simultaneously published as both a limited and a trade edition in both London (by Heinemann) and Doubleday

          Sydney Rare Book Auctions
        • Rackham (Arthur) Autograph Postcard signed to Paul Konody, [Dieppe], n.d., [1911], reporting he has lost a sketch book and 2 small pen and ink sketches of couples dancing.
          Dec. 01, 2022

          Rackham (Arthur) Autograph Postcard signed to Paul Konody, [Dieppe], n.d., [1911], reporting he has lost a sketch book and 2 small pen and ink sketches of couples dancing.

          Est: £400 - £600

          Rackham (Arthur, painter and illustrator, 1867-1939) Autograph Postcard signed to Paul Konody, [Dieppe], n.d. [1911], "met several little friends at the Casino", reports on his health, "am very ill with a cold on chest", and reporting he has lost a sketch book, "It has one or two notes in I want" and commenting, "Dieppe is charming", and 2 small pen and ink sketches of couples dancing, 90 x 137mm., slightly browned. ⁂ Paul George Konody (1872-1933), Hungarian-born, London-based art critic and historian.

          Forum Auctions - UK
        • RACKHAM (Arthur).
          Nov. 29, 2022

          RACKHAM (Arthur).

          Est: €200 - €300

          Ensemble 3 ouvrages. FORT (Paul). Le Livre des balades. Paris, Piazza, s.d. [1921]. In-4, broché. Ouvrage illustré de 14 compositions originales à pleine page, sous serpente légendée, et 58 bandeaux, petites vignettes et culs-de-lampe en noir d'Arthur Rackham. Tirage à 1300 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 300 avec un état en couleurs. GUYOT (Charles). Le Printemps sur la neige et d'autres contes du bon vieux temps. Paris, Piazza, 1922. In-4, broché. Édition ornée de 22 illustrations d'Arthur Rackham.Tirage à 1300 exemplaires. La Légende du roi Arthur. Paris, Piazza, 1920. In-4, broché. Édition illustrée de 16 compositions en couleurs d'Arthur Rackham et de nombreuses vignettes en noir. Exemplaire numéroté sur japon.

          Alde
        • Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) Original pen, ink and wash illustration - The Spinster "The eldest Generosity girl bounces about a good deal on the music-stool and plays wrong notes maliciously", signed lower right, with caption panel below, 25 x 15cm
          Oct. 13, 2022

          Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) Original pen, ink and wash illustration - The Spinster "The eldest Generosity girl bounces about a good deal on the music-stool and plays wrong notes maliciously", signed lower right, with caption panel below, 25 x 15cm

          Est: £200 - £400

          Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) Original pen, ink and wash illustration - The Spinster "The eldest Generosity girl bounces about a good deal on the music-stool and plays wrong notes maliciously", signed lower right, with caption panel below, 25 x 15cm

          Cheffins
        • Rackham, Arthur: 2 illustrierte Werke. La Motte Fouqué. Grimm, Jakob und Wilhelm, Fairy Tales
          Oct. 13, 2022

          Rackham, Arthur: 2 illustrierte Werke. La Motte Fouqué. Grimm, Jakob und Wilhelm, Fairy Tales

          Est: €80 - €120

          Rackham, Arthur. 2 illustrierte Werke. 25 x 18,5 cm. Rotes bzw. blaues OLeinen (etwas beschabt, bestoßen) mit reicher Rücken- und VDeckelvergoldung. London 1909-1911. -- I) La Motte Fouqué, Friedrich. Undine. Adapted from the German by W. L. Courthney and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Mit zahlreichen, teils montierten Tafeln, Textillustrationen und Buchschmuck. London 1911. - II) Grimm, Jakob und Wilhelm. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas. Mit zahlreichen, teils montierten Tafeln, Textillustrationen und Buchschmuck. London 1909. – Gelegentlich leicht unfrisch, ein Exlibris mit Säurespuren und ein sehr hübsches handgezeichnetes und koloriertes von Sepp Mauder.

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