c. 1859. A handsome small etching of a man drumming by the Victorian artist Matthew James Lawless (1837-1864).Frederick Smallfield (1825-1915). Smallfield was a Victorian artist best known as a watercolor painter. He was a member of the Junior Etching Club, whose members included Millais, Whistler, and Tenneil. They produced a number of anthologies with their works. This etching was done as an illustration for a poem titled "The Drum" included in the anthology Passages from Modern English Poets. Image is 4 x 6 inches and is printed on paper measuring about 11 x 16.5 inches. Some spotting, creasing and soiling not affecting the etching. Very good. ORIG/012015. Very Good.
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circa 1900. 8vo. Original pen and ink drawing by Ilbery Lynch. The drawing is of a robed man with long hair. Little is known about Lynch, though he was a follower of Aubrey Beardsley and contemporary of Oscar Wilde. Lynch illustrated Dunsany’s Five Plays and Bramah’s Transmutation of Ling, among other works. The drawing is unsigned and undated, but would be early 20th century. 6.5" x 3.5" on cream paper. ART/020607. Very Good.