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    An Orson Welles Drawing by Mervyn Peake, 1955. Rendered on gray construction paper in charcoal, depicting two images of Welles in character as "Faustus," signed in white charcoal on the left side "1955 / For you both / with best wishes from Mervyn" -- the artist being Englishman Mervyn Peake who was also a writer and poet and who specialized in portraits of well-known people; also included are two letters sent by Peake to Welles in 1952 regarding a play Peake wrote; included with a letter from Beatrice Welles indicating she consigned this lot directly to Heritage Auctions.
    Matted and Framed: 12" x 20"; Work Only: 10 1/2" x 17 1/2"


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    26th-27th Saturday-Sunday
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