Maynard Dixon (2) Self-Portrait drawings and a letter
Lot 5317¤
DIXON, MAYNARD. 1875-1946. 2 pencil on paper sketches, each 8 1/2 by 11 inches, self portraits, unsigned, leaves moderately toned and lightly creased; together with
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DIXON, MAYNARD. 1875-1946.
2 pencil on paper sketches, each 8 1/2 by 11 inches, self portraits, unsigned, leaves moderately toned and lightly creased; together with Autograph Letter Initialed ("M.D."), 3 pp, 4to, Carson City, NV, September 25, n.y. (but after 1937), to "Dear B.," pages creased, moderately toned, small chips at lower margin, light smudging.

The self-portraits include a seated profile and a bust view of Dixon. In the letter, he complains about a possible visit from San Francisco art patron Alma de Brettville Spreckels: "what Spreckels is that? Not dear old Alma de Brett? B don't you realize how perfectly precious that would be? She who has never done a dam thing to help native art (all French)--who has consistently turned us down--whom I have always jeered as the prize idiot of S.F. art doings--to officiate at my studio!"

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