CONRAD, JOSEPH (1857-1924, novelist) PORTRAIT BY WALTER TITTLE (1883-1966),
Lot 38
CONRAD, JOSEPH (1857-1924, novelist) PORTRAIT BY WALTER TITTLE (1883-1966),
Sold for £5,400 (US$ 8,818) inc. premium

Lot Details
CONRAD, JOSEPH (1857-1924, novelist)
PORTRAIT BY WALTER TITTLE (1883-1966),
drypoint, head and shoulders, facing right, signed and inscribed in the plate 'Walter Tittle Bishopsbourne Kent 1924' and signed by Tittle below the image, extremely fine dark impression, size of image 71/8 x 6 in (18.1 x 15.2 cm), platemark.

Footnotes

  • REFERENCE: Zdzislaw Najder, Joseph Conrad, 1983.

    The sitting for this portrait took place on 6 January 1924. Tittle recorded that: 'Conrad was very gay and happy at the diversion of the studio, and he was constantly jumping up to look over my shoulder to see the progress of the work which fascinated him greatly.' Conrad was to die at his home in the Kentish village of Bishopsbourne, on 3 August 1924. This is Tittle’s finest work and one of the best portraits of Conrad. An example is in the National Portrait Gallery.
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