Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Includes a woodblock print in indigo shades of plum blossom branches with inscription to right hand side, framed with mat, not examined outside of the frame. (Sight size: 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.; Framed dimensions: 22 x 18 3/8 in.) (some minor foxing to upper portion), a woodblock print of kimono pattern, numbered 6 in Japanese to upper left, framed with mat, not examined outside of the frame (Sight size 14 x 9 1/2 in.; Framed dimensions 21 3/4 x 16 1/8 in.) (toning to paper; some dirt and discoloration to lower left corner), and an ink painting of narcissus, inscription to upper right corner together with two red artist seals, framed, not examined outside of the frame (Sight size 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.; Framed dimensions 19 1/2 x 19 1/4 in.) (some darkening at edges of paper; some spots of discoloration; some worm damage at lower edge.)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.