Item 204 is an example of one of the more unusual, generally anonymous art forms - fore-edge painting. While such artists today generally take credit for their work, a century and more ago they were almost always anonymous. This one is an exception. Miss C.B. Currie signed her works, 131 of which she is known to have drawn. She was also known for helping produce the "Cosway bindings." The book is The Exiles of Italy, published in 1857, the writer being either Charles Gillingham or his wife. While Miss Currie's drawings are generally not related to the subject of the books, this one is, depicting Roman scenes. $5,500.
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