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The Old Cinema,
Chatsworth Street,
Co. Killkenny,
R95 XV05,

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Lot 417/0214

SOLD Hammer price: €2000, Estimate: €1500-1800

The Joseph Brooke-Kelly Portfolio

Brooke-Kelly (J.)artist,
An important collection of upwards of 375 drawings and watercolours in varying sizes from hf. page to miniature style, illustrations of Pirates, Treasure Island, Characters from Oliver Twist, Life Scenes, American & Dutch Types, Irish Characters, many of the drawings are identified and many are signed, pasted down or loose, as a portfolio, in a recent custom made box, red mor. backed cloth. Unusual & Scarce.
* Brooke-Kelly was a contemporary of and friend of Harry Clarke. Like Clarke he made his living from illustrating books, painting stage sets etc. He was on the staff of the “Brendan Smith (Premiere) Academy of Acting,” and travelled alot, he also worked for Doyly Carte Opera Co. in London & America. As a coll. of drawings, w.a.f. (1)

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