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[Crusoe]. Bisset, James. "Robinson Crusoe" Original watercolor design comprising a trompe l’oeil image of an open book showing a full-page color illustration facing a page of text, signed by the artist (“Inv. & Pinx.”) on one of the “pages” under the picture. Of British origin, early 19th century. Measures 9 1/2 x 12 inches (including borders), on stiff board.
A charming bibliophilic image celebrating Daniel Defoe’s great novel, here illustrating a scene from chapter IV of Robinson Crusoe. Bisset (1762?-1832) was a prolific painter and poet, as well as a publisher, art dealer, and noted Birmingham eccentric. (#kfk462) $4,500.00

 

 

 

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