Another particularly fine lot is “Morning Prayer” a collection of 38 watercolors and a manuscript poem by the English watercolorist and engraver Thomas Dalziel. One of the Victorian publishers, the Brothers Dalziel, Thomas was a skilled illustrator, and his work adorns many classic editions, particularly those of Dickens. This work was dedicated to his wife, Louisa, and would appear to have been written as a tribute and a way of coping after the death of a daughter. Both poignant and beautiful, this is a significant item by this important artist.
The auction will be online starting Friday 8th January 2020 at 10:00 UTC | closing Sunday 17th January 2020 at 18:01 UTC and will be visible at the following link: https://www.catawiki.com/a/421057
Marc Harrison, category manager Books, Manuscripts & Cartography at Catawiki: “Almost every collector and bookseller are searching for unique pieces. A signature from Picasso is a must for any 20th Century Modern Art collector. The manuscript by Thomas Dalziel, although sad in subject and tone, is a marvelous tribute to an unnamed child.”