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    Virgil Finlay - Portrait of William Shakespeare Pencil Study Original Art (circa 1935). In preparation for his finished illustration on the cover of Wright's Shakespeare Library edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Virgil Finlay drew this tightly detailed pencil study of the Bard and his writing pen. Drawn on spiral-bound sketchbook paper, the drawing notes, "Built up head from the Chandos and Drochout portraits." The sketchbook paper has an overall size of 5" x 7". This drawing was professionally separated from the opposite side of the page and then archivally strengthened; otherwise it is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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