Lot 563
Three Antique Sketches with Architectural Designs
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first a ornate design for a ceiling medallion, unsigned, graphite and ink wash on laid paper (Frame dimensions 19 3/8 x 20 3/8 in.); the second a sketch for a wide doorway, ink and wash and watercolor on paper, with several inscriptions, matted and framed under glass (Frame dimensions 24 1/4 x 25 in.); and the third an ink sketch for a frieze featuring foliate scrolls flanked between a female mask and an eagle, matted and framed under glass (Frame dimensions 9 1/2 x 17 1/4 in.).

From the Collection of the late Sterling Boyd, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sterling Boyd was a consummate collector and Southern gentleman. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied art history at Sewanee: The University of the South, Oberlin College, and received his doctorate from Princeton University. He shared his enthusiasm for the fine arts through positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Boyd also taught and mentored future art historians at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and later headed the art department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Following his academic and museum careers, Sterling Boyd channeled his talents for interior design and decoration. His Raleigh apartment was a cabinet of curiosities, each item carefully collected from his world travels and perfectly placed in his jewel box of a home.

Some light toning and soft creasing to each sheet; not examined out of the frame.