Saturday, May 18, 2013

Elgar, Delius, Holst

Illustrator Eric Fraser (1902-1983) drew portraits of composers Edward Elgar, Frederick Delius, and Gustav Holst for the radio broadcast of a 1959 concert commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their deaths. The full illustration of the trio was published in Radio Times, and the individual portraits of Delius and Holst were reused on several occasions. The original illustration was sold by the Chris Beetles Gallery in London.

Eric Fraser, Elgar, Delius, Holst.  Original illustration art for Radio Times, May 8, 1959, page 38

From the Catalogue
October 2, 2016 Update:  This piece is on the market again along with another Fraser illustration.
Canterbury Auction Galleries, October 4, 2016

Eric Fraser, Elgar, Delius, Holst.  Original illustration art for Radio Times, May 8, 1959, page 38

Eric Fraser, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein.  Original illustration art for Radio Times, February 5, 1960, page 46

October 9, 2016 Update:  Unsold

Note:  The Eric Fraser show at Chris Beetles Gallery closed on May 11. I didn't catch the sale price for this illustration. Would someone with a copy of the catalogue's price list care to fill me in?


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