POWYS, THEODORE FRANCIS (1875-1953, novelist and short-story writer)
Lot 185
POWYS, THEODORE FRANCIS (1875-1953, novelist and short-story writer)
£400 - 500
US$ 680 - 850
Lot Details
POWYS, THEODORE FRANCIS (1875-1953, novelist and short-story writer)
PORTRAIT BY FREDERICK CARTER (1883-1967), etching, proof copy with extensive pencil additions, head and shoulders, signed by Carter below the image, framed and glazed, size of aperture 9½ x 8 inches (24 x 20 cm), overall size 16¼ x 14 inches (41.5 x 36 cm), [1934]

Footnotes

  • Frederick Carter was an English painter, etcher and writer of great imagination. He abandoned an early career as a surveyor and engineer, and, mainly self-taught, studied in the great galleries of both London and Paris. Between 1907 and 1934 he created an oeuvre of 139 etchings and drypoint engravings. Carter also supported himself as a writer and was a leading scholar in the fields of religion and mysticism. His circle of friends included the poet W. B. Yeats, the sculptor Jacob Epstein, and the novelists T. F. Powys and D. H. Lawrence. Frederick Carter's earliest etchings deal mainly with his interest in the Italian Commedia dell' Arte; soon after, however, his powerful mysticism and imagination begin to dominate. Most of his etched portraits date from the early 1930s and are masterworks of form and structure. Frederick Carter was elected an Associate of the Royal Engravers. Both the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum have collections of his etchings and engravings.
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Books (UK)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
  3. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673