William Mitcheson Timlin (1892-1943) Original Calligraphically-written Book Leaf and Book Illustration (c.1923).
    The Landing, written and illustrated for The Ship That Sailed to Mars, William M. Timlin, published by George G. Harrap & Company, Ltd. 1923.
    Now considered a ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, The Ship That Sailed to Mars is simply one of the most sought-after illustrated books in the genre, treasured by children's book, illustrated book and science fiction aficionados alike. Original material from this book rarely becomes available. A color plate commands several thousand dollars, while original art from the book has fetched prices into the high five figures.

    Calligraphically-written leaf executed in watercolor and ink on paper, sight size approximately 14 x 9.5. Not signed.
    Color illustration executed in watercolor, pen and ink and pencil on paper, sight size approximately 11.5 x 10.5. Signed lower left.
    Both the hand-written calligraphic leaf and its accompanying original color illustration are framed (24 x 33.5) as a single entity.

    keywords: Architect, cinema designer, "Get Off the Earth", South African artist, landscape painter, watercolor artist, fantasy illustrator

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