Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Including three ledger sheets from the Swan Island Club, each with stamp for Swan Island Club and Knotts Island, NC, one is dated 1892 and features an ink sketch of the clubhouse, another is dated 1893 is has sketches of ducks in flight and a music bar with the lyrics "A hunting we will go Duck shooting we will go," and the third dated 1893 and tallying the hunt counts of members; the fourth sheet inscribed "State Bank of (illegible)" and dated 1900, with black and red paint splatters; and the fifth a collection of eight ledger sheets, dated 1868 and from Newton, NC, several with black and red paint splatters (16.76 x 6 7/8 in.). Unframed.
The largest sheet measuring 15.75 x 9 5/8 in.From the Personal Collection of Bob Timberlake, Lexington, North Carolina
Bob Timberlake, a native of North Carolina, is one of the most revered artists living in the state. He has been called “the Andrew Wyeth of the South” because of his devotion to realism and a mentorship with Wyeth during his early days of painting. Timberlake’s ability to capture the essence of a rural North Carolina landscape, or the subtleties of a still life with wildflowers, resonates with viewers and has helped him establish a large and loyal following.
Timberlake attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a self-taught artist, and he had his first exhibition at the Hammer Galleries, New York in 1973. President Jimmy Carter named Timberlake the official artist for the “Keep America Beautiful” campaign in 1978. He has since received many additional accolades for his contributions to the arts.
Timberlake is also a successful furniture maker. In 1990, he launched his collection, The World of Bob Timberlake
, a collaboration with Lexington Furniture. Timberlake had designed and built his first dresser at the age of 15, and this lifelong passion for craftsmanship has made The World of Bob Timberlake
into the highest selling furniture collection in the industry.
Toning to each sheet; overall in good estate condition.