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Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session II

Wed, Feb 14, 2024 10:00AM EST
Lot 794

Frank 'Chip' Bellew, Drawing for Life Magazine

Estimate: $100 - $200
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Property from a Savannah, GA Estate


Frank 'Chip' Bellew (British-American, 1828-1888), Earlie Valentines for Life Magazine c. 1891, Ink, signed 'Chip' lower left corner, depicting a medieval court with caricature Valentines, the delivery man seen through an open window, with Friedman's Fine Art gallery label, matted and framed. Frame size: 19 3/4 in. x 27 in.

Measurements: Height: by sight, 14 in. x Width: 21 in.


Overall good condition, the bleeding heart Valentine and 'Olde Maybe' lettering cut out and laid down, foxing and toning, some small losses around edges particularly to lower right corner, toning darker at left side and upper right edges, not viewed out of frame.

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