Title:[Clark Ashton Smith original drawings for The sphinx]
Creator/Contributor:Smith, Clark Ashton, 1893-1961, creator, artist.
Ink and watercolor drawings, produced as potential illustrations for Samuel Loveman's poem The sphinx, depicting various creatures
and characters from the poem.
1. A priest of Byblis -- 2. The Cappadocian -- 3. The blue-eyed Basilisk -- 4. The sphinx and the leper -- 5. [Sphinx and
three nude men] -- 6. The isle in the sea of [Tyme?] -- 7. The [illegible] in her labyrinth -- 8. The sphinx's dream -- 9.
Ascheria -- 10. [Profilie of sphinx] -- 11. A tale which the Kings of of Edom sat in their scarlet chamber to hear -- 12.
The mad king of the Laestrygonians.
Subject:Sphinxes (Mythology) -- Drawings
Sphinxes (Mythology) in art
Title devised by cataloger.
Most drawings initialed by the artist: C.A.S.
Many drawings include hand-written titles on the back. One drawing is dated 1920.
One drawing bears typescript label adhered to back: Original drawing by Clark Ashton Smith for Sam Loveman's "The sphinx".
Clark Ashton Smith original drawings for The sphinx, BANC PIC 2017.103, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Terence McVicker ; 2017.
Per bookseller: although Samuel Loveman asked his friend Clark Ashton Smith to provide drawings for Loveman's poem The sphinx,
the eventual publication (issued in 1926) did not include Smith's art.
12 drawings in 1 folder : chiefly ink and watercolor on paper ; sheets 30 x 22 cm or smaller
BANC PIC 2017.103--PIC