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RR Autograph Auction Edward Duke of Clarence Childhood sketch

RR Autograph Auction Edward Duke of Clarence

Eldest son of King Edward VII (1864–1892) whose sanity was a topic of much speculation—with some going so far as to propose he was the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper. Extremely rare and well-done original ink and paint art work of two formally dressed frogs, one carrying a sealed letter, on an off-white 5 x 8 sheet, with several smaller pencil and paint figures surrounding the borders. Notation at top of sheet, in pencil, reads :”From Eddy.” A note pinned to top of sheet, written by his former governess reads, “Drawn by the Duke of Clarence when a child.” Scattered soiling, otherwise fine condition. Rare and well-executed artwork from the much speculated about royal who died at the young age of 28.


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