Austin Osman Spare drawings and letters, 1902-1946.


Austin Osman Spare drawings and letters, 1902-1946.

The collection contains nine drawings, seven letters, two postcards, one publication notice, and one magazine. The drawings depict a semi-nude man seated on a rock, a nude man (rear view) carrying a load of branches, a primitive warrior carrying weapons, a boudoir scene with one figure in bed and one about to enter a bath, a reclining female nude, a standing female nude seen from the back, a female figure and a dragon in a mountain landscape, a nude female bust accompanied by several stylized self-portraits, and an unfinished drawing of a faun seated before a headless and armless nude female. Spare writes to novelist and critic Desmond Coke whom the artist is hoping to interest in his work; art dealer A.S. Watt writes to Coke about an exhibition of Spare's work. Also includes two postcard order forms for The youth and the sage (illustrated by Spare), one with a note signed from the author Warren Retlaw; and a publication notice for The images & oracles of Austin Osman Spare, by Kenneth Grant. Also includes a copy of The golden hind, a quarterly magazine of art and literature (Oct. 1922) containing drawings by Spare.

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Spare, Austin Osman, 1886-1956 (person)

Austin Osman Spare was a British artist and illustrator, and a member of Aleister Crowley's secret society, the Argentum Astrum. From the description of Austin Osman Spare drawings and letters, 1902-1946. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 41162347 ...

Retlaw, Warren. (person)

Watt, A.S. (Alexander Stuart) (person)

A. S. Watt was the literary agent for Rudyard Kipling and was an associate in the firm of A. P. Watt & Son, London. From the description of Letters : to Flora Virginia Milner Livingston, 1919-1945. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612821252 ...

Coke, Desmond, 1879-1931 (person)