Lot 497: * Melville (Arthur, 1855-1904). A small archive of ephemera Ephemera Lot @ Auction!


by Dominic Winter Auctions
July 31, 2020, 10:00 AM BST
South Cerney, United Kingdom
Estimate: £200 – £300
* Melville (Arthur, 1855-1904). A small archive of ephemera including a photograph by Frederick Hollyer, comprising: a platinum print head and shoulders portrait of the artist, image size 14.1 x 97 cm (5.5 x 3.75 ins), Frederick Hollyer’s black ink studio stamp on verso of mount with 9 Pembroke Square address; a single pre-printed sheet headed ‘Dr. to The London Necropolis Company’ and completed in manuscript, pertaining to the artist’s burial on 10th July 1909 (4 folds, a couple of tears); an auction catalogue pertaining to sale of the art collection of the late Arthur Melville to be held by Dowell’s Ltd., No. 18 George Street, Edinburgh, 11th March 1922; an 11pp. folded typed report ‘Arthur Melville’s Executry’ containing ‘Abstract of Accounts’ and ‘Scheme of Division’, by Messrs Scott-Moncrieff, Thomson & Shiells, C.A., Edinburgh, dated 14th May 1924; a 5pp. folded typed ‘Inventory and Valuation of Oil Paintings, Water Colour Drawings, Sketches, &c., belonging to the Estate of the late Arthur Melville, A.R.S.A., R.W.S., within Dowell’s Rooms, No. 18 George Street, made on the basis of probable sale values, 20th October 1924’; a ticket for entry to an exhibition of Melville’s work at the Royal Glasgow Institute, September and October 1907; a copy of The Studio, Vol. 37 No. 158, May 15, 1906, containing an article about the artist, original printed wrappers, frayed, with some loss to spine ends, faint pencil ownership name to upper corner of front cover ‘Mrs Melville’, 4to; 2 exhibition catalogues of Melville’s work, at the Royal Institute of Watercolours, 1906, and the Royal Glasgow Institute, 1907, and a few other ephemeral items

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