R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
A 7” x 5” print, possibly lithograph or woodblock, laid down on a 13x10” mount. Kennington (1888-1960) worked as a war artist in both world wars, liked to depict the bravery of ordinary soldiers. Here, a soldier enters a sort of bunker. He was a friend of T. E. Lawrence, and rendered a memorial to him. Toned and soiled, otherwise very good.
101 MAN RAY ($200-Up)
American painter and photographer (1890-1976). Silk-screen print, No. 66/200, and Signed “Man Ray”at lower left in pencil, Size 22” x 15”. Three horizontal folds, some soiling, but overall in very good condition.
102 MANSFIELD, RICHARD - ACTOR ($100-Up)
Mansfield was the lead in the opening performance of “Beaucaire” at the Garrick Theater in Philadelphia in 1901. He was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day; the image is an engraving 14x11” in a handsome frame, overall 24x21” and in pristine condition. Handsome, desirable.
103 MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, 1880 ($10-Up)
Beautifully printed Certificate of Marriage, stock form by I. Prang & Co., Boston, 1877, and a Frankford, Phildelphia ceremony. Size 14” x 11” and quite handsome, very good condition
104 MODESTY: GABRIEL BROOKS ($10-Up)
Steel engraved piece, No XI of a series, promoting modest behavior. “Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of Decency is want of Sense.”
105 MORGAN COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS - CATALOGUE ($10-Up)
Catalogue of the exhibition of paintings from J.P. Morgan’s collection for the benefit of the “Citizens Committee for the Army and Navy, Inc.,” held November 23 to December 11, 1943 at M. Knoedler and Co., 14 East 57th St., NY, 51 pages with cover. Forty-one paintings were exhibited, and twelve are shown in full page black and white images. With minor damage, fine.
106 “MOUNTAIN PEOPLE”- GUYOT ($40-Up)
Fine Decoupage example. The back of this frame bears the name “Alice Balterman,” a 20th century decoupage artist. Under glass in a black frame, 13” x 16”, unusual, handsome and fine condition.
107 NAPOLEON: VICTORY AT ULM ($10-Up)
French Engraving of Prise D’Ulm [The Capture of Ulm, 10/17/1805]. Size 12” x 17”, by Pigeot, of the victory that insured Napoleon’s entry to Vienna one month later. Soiled, with edge chips and nicks, several small tears, but would frame well.
108 NATIVE AMERICANS: ORIGINAL DRAWINGS  ($10-Up)
Five beautiful drawings, three heads, two full figure, 8x6” on paper, and expertly executed by “SB” full name unknown to us. A fine group, as new.
109 PAINTING: UNKNOWN GENTLEMAN ($20-Up)
With no provenance, this oval Original Painting, oil on wood, 10.5x8.5” overall size, is simply pleasing. An earlier critic, perhaps the man by whom it was commissioned, has written in pencil on the back, “The shade of right eye (proper) is too dark - and the eye is too much closed - The Eyes should be grey”.
110 PATRIOTIC IMAGES: AMERICAN WARS  ($10-Up)
Seven engravings and prints, four of them of Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812; the other three with scenes from the Mexican War. Good history, in very good condition.