Alfred Crowquill

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Alfred Crowquill
Cover Design for The Two Brothers
1850s?
Pen and ink and watercolor over graphite, on paper.
6 3/4 x 4 15/16 inches (170 x 126 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2154

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In pencil on verso: From German of M. Raven.

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Original watercolor of a design for a "yellow-back" cover for an edition of the Mathilde Raven novel The Two Brothers, or, The family that lived in the first society; published by the firm of Richard Bentley sometime during the 1850's.
Lettered within design: The Two Brothers London Bentley [at foot] One Shilling.

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Raven, Mathilde Beckmann, 1817-1902. Familie aus der ersten Gesellschaft. English.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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