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SA Auction #83 begins on 18 Jun 2020

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Black & White Sketch

Published: none, none, 275 x 210 mm

Edition: none

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A dramatic sketch of a bearded man crawling among desert rocks, with a snake emerging from behind him. Initialled F C C ’16 in bottom right hand corner, this sketch was most likely to illustrate one of his short stories. Cornell was quite a good watercolourist, and there are a large number of his works in the family’s possession – most of them not signed, so this one is uncommon. There is some fishmoth damage to the surface of the painting, and typically, some pencilled sums and aide memoires on the back – as Cornell was known to be an inveterate scribbler.
  • Jacket Condition: none
  • Binding Condition: none
  • Overall Condition: Fair
  • Size: 275 x 210
  • Sold By: Africana Books
  • Contact Person: Stefan Blank
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Preferred Payment Methods: Direct deposit/EFT to our account, or Visa, Master & Amex cards - but an extra 5% will be debited for card chgs.. Paypal also welcome, but 7% charge will be levied, as there are PP &repatriation fees to be paid.
  • Trade Associations: Member of SABDA

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