ORIGINAL SKETCH, A DRAWING OF THE STAGE SET IN A THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
Price: 8,500.00 USD
(: , Circa 1920), A RARELY ENCOUNTERED DRAWING BY ONE OF THE FOREMOST ILLUSTRATORS OF THE EARLY PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY. The Nielsen drawing is quite an interesting piece. It seems possible that it might have been intended for use as a set design, but it is also a rather accomplished drawing which has very finished elements such as the figure at the far left and the figure facing. These incorporate Nielsen's best traits as an artist. The figure to the far right seems also to have a wash applied as the artist might have done while beginning his water colour work. A working figure underlies one of the finished ones, and the drawing is signed by Nielsen at the bottom of the plate. Signed by Nielsen at the foot of the drawing. an original pen and pencil drawing with wash on heavy cream coloured stock. The stock roughly 360 by 265mm, signed at the bottom, the image itself roughly 270 by 175mm, now matted in blue boards and with protective plastic sleeve.