Sale 21FA04 | Lot 117

Donald Evans

Catalogue: Fine Art
Donald Evans

Lot Details

Lot 117
Donald Evans
American, 1945-1977
1961. Apples of Nadorp, 1976
Signed, dated and inscribed Donald Evans, "Nadorp 1965-/Apples of Nadorp Series on/registered cover" 1976/"9th letter from Adelshoeve P.O./registered in 1964" on the backing
Watercolor on registered cover, in a Perspex case
Registered cover, 3 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches (9.5 x 14.3 cm), overall, 11 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches (30.1 x 21.9 cm)

Literature:
The World of Donald Evans, Willy Eisenhart, 1980, Harlan Quist Books, p. 112-113, illus. of another work from the series

This work is discussed in the literature on p. 112: When Donald Evans was in America he painted American apples on the stamps of My Bonnie; when he was in Holland he painted Dutch apples on the stamps of Achterdijk and Nadorp. This envelope is the first of a dozen he made in Amsterdam in 1976, each with stamps of four different Nadorpsche apples mounted in the corners. These stamps show Bramley's seedling, the Charlamovsky, the double bellefleur and the tulip apple. Each envelope is unaddressed and canceled five times; each bears a blue sticker, printed and perforated; and a white sticker drawn in red and rubber-stamped in black by Donald Evans, which indicates that this is the eighteenth registered letter sent from the post office in the capital of Adelshoeve in 1961. The other eleven envelopes are dated, one per year, through 1972. Each stamp has a frame in three values of the same color with a multicolored apple highlighted against a circle of the darkest color. In the corners each stamp has the currency value of five, Donald Evans' favorite number.


Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Sold for $9,450 (includes buyer's premium)

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Additional Notes & Condition Report

Work is held in plastic sleeve of framing. Two hinges at upper left and upper right are broken. Reverse shows staining from backing. A little faded.


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Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Sold for $9,450 (includes buyer's premium)

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