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James McBey Sketchbooks
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(Scottish, 1883-1959)

108 total sketches within six sketchbooks, 1931-1959, including travels in North and South America: sketchbook: (12) mostly Tangier, figure studies, 1958, ink, 7 x 4-1/4 in.; Spirex sketchbook: (14) Salamanca, Simancas, figure studies, still life, 1956, mostly ink, 6-3/4 x 5 in.; Spirex sketchbook: (33) plus four various loose, Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Bahamas, 1958-1959, swordfish, figural, cows, boats (Miami), loose sketch of golf course, watercolor of old man, Cat Cay, house and figural studies "Brevard" (North Carolina), mostly pencil, ink, 6-3/4 x 5 in.; Spirex sketchbook: (26) Calpe, Alhama, La Rochelle, 1956-1957; 5-1/4 x 4-1/2 in.; Rich Art sketchbook, (12) Miami and Havana, 1940, clouds, figural, Miami, boats, pencil, ink, 6 x 4 in.; Sketchbook "No. 71": (10) New York City, Bermuda, Havana, 1931, skyline, figural studies, Marguerite (watercolor), studio interior, porthole, ink and ink wash, 8 x 5-1/2 in.; sketch of a black cat, ink, 3 x 5 in.; offset print/card of a sketch

Provenance: Estate of the Artists James McBey and Marguerite McBey, London, England; by descent in family

Condition

some toning, handling grime, minor creases and tears, wear to covers

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James McBey Sketchbooks

Estimate $400 - $600
Dec 04, 2021
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Starting Price $200
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0801: James McBey Sketchbooks

Sold for $1,500
20 Bids
Est. $400 - $600Starting Price $200
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Dec 04, 2021 9:00 AM EST
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(Scottish, 1883-1959)

108 total sketches within six sketchbooks, 1931-1959, including travels in North and South America: sketchbook: (12) mostly Tangier, figure studies, 1958, ink, 7 x 4-1/4 in.; Spirex sketchbook: (14) Salamanca, Simancas, figure studies, still life, 1956, mostly ink, 6-3/4 x 5 in.; Spirex sketchbook: (33) plus four various loose, Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Bahamas, 1958-1959, swordfish, figural, cows, boats (Miami), loose sketch of golf course, watercolor of old man, Cat Cay, house and figural studies "Brevard" (North Carolina), mostly pencil, ink, 6-3/4 x 5 in.; Spirex sketchbook: (26) Calpe, Alhama, La Rochelle, 1956-1957; 5-1/4 x 4-1/2 in.; Rich Art sketchbook, (12) Miami and Havana, 1940, clouds, figural, Miami, boats, pencil, ink, 6 x 4 in.; Sketchbook "No. 71": (10) New York City, Bermuda, Havana, 1931, skyline, figural studies, Marguerite (watercolor), studio interior, porthole, ink and ink wash, 8 x 5-1/2 in.; sketch of a black cat, ink, 3 x 5 in.; offset print/card of a sketch

Provenance: Estate of the Artists James McBey and Marguerite McBey, London, England; by descent in family

Condition
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<p>some toning, handling grime, minor creases and tears, wear to covers</p>

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