Important Sale of the Pictures of Richard Hayley Lever (1876-1958) on Thursday 26th March 1992 ..
Penzance, W.H. Lane and Son, 1992.
Oblong octavo, 52 pages with 62 colour illustrations (many full-page).
Laminated colour pictorial card covers; a fine copy.
Together with a suite of over 50 original colour photographs (mainly 150 x 200 mm) of Lever's works offered in the sale. Richard Hayley Lever was born in Adelaide; he sailed for Europe in 1893, and lived in Paris and London before settling in St Ives, Cornwall, in 1902. He emigrated to America in 1912, where he became recognised as a significant artist. The auctioneer's note put this sale in perspective: 'Unbelievably, these paintings lay unstretched, collecting dust for approximatley eighty years, in a Cornish attic, until their recent discovery. It is most unusual to be able to offer some sixty unknown and unseen works by an artist of such international repute'.