Rare and fine Pencil Sketch of a sail boat in a typed letter to Eric James Devine, likely 1948, [Oxford, Mississippi]
by FAULKNER, WILLIAM
Faulkner's letter underscores the writer's long interest in sailing. He wanted to refit the sails of his small sloop and after offering his own ideas asks for Devine's who was likely the more experienced sailor. He suggests a gift of a pipe to Devine in the last paragraph. In his drawing, Faulkner points to the "New Sail" he wants for this boat. A photograph of Faulkner's boat can be found on the back of the frame. Faulkner signs in pencil, "Bill." Letter measures 8 x 11 inches and floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat, framed in black satin finished wood, matted and framed in museum quality materials, framed in 5/8/inch black satin wood. Frame measures 16 x 18 3/4/inches and the photo measures 8 x 10 inches, in pocket on back of frame.
(Inventory #: 4646)
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