DRAWINGS OF EDWIN AUSTIN ABBEY SC
Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911) was born just two years after the inaugural release of Harper's Monthly Magazine. Starting with his first published drawing in December 1870 at age 18, Abbey's life-long association with the publisher resulted in hundreds of drawings. Abbey had the rarefied appeal to everyone from the average reader to the most prestigious artists of the day. The collection contains over 350 drawings. His painstaking devotion to research while securing the appropriate costumes, props and models for his drawings was legendary. The results are some of the most revered illustrations ever created, which continue to astound aficionados and inspire artists generations after Abbey's last drawing was made.