A Suffragette ‘Freedom Award’ lithograph scroll, signed by Emmeline Pankhurst and awarded to Ellison Gibb (1883-1970), will go under the hammer at Great Western Auctions on September 21-22 in Glasgow.
The Glasgow-born Gibb was arrested several times outside 10 Downing Street and once confronted Winston Churchill on a train to Glasgow where she told him of the suffering of women in Holloway Prison. Churchill reportedly responded by calling Gibb “intolerable, disgusting, a nuisance” and a “low woman”.
The 20 x 13in (51 x 35cm) scroll on card is inscribed On Behalf of all women who will win freedom by the bondage which you have endured for their sake, and dignity by the humiliation which you have gladly suffered for the uplifting of our sex.
A signed work by one of Winston Churchill’s friends and artistic mentors will be on offer at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on September 26.
Eight Horse Guards, a 10 x 14in (25 x 35.5cm) watercolour, was painted by Anglo-French artist Paul Maze (1887-1979), the so-called ‘Last Post-Impressionist’.
During the First World War, Maze served in the army and met Churchill in the trenches. Their shared love of painting led to a lifelong friendship. For his bravery in the front line, Maze was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal by the British and the Croix de Guerre and Legion D’honneur by the French.
A sale of entertainment memorabilia on September 20 at Aston’s of Dudley in the West Midlands will include this Charlie Chaplin autograph, signed on a White Star Line RMS Olympic cruise ship restaurant bill.
Chaplin travelled on the Olympic from New York to Southampton in September 1921.
London book dealer Maggs is selling a selection of 16th-18th century Italian written and printed works from a private collection. The offering is the first of two lists of Renaissance and early modern Italian literature covering subjects from folk tales and fables to burlesque poetry, classics and linguistic treatises.
This Italian copy, bound in 18th French red morocco, contains the four comedies Marescalco, La Cortegiana, La Talanta and L’Hipocrito by Pietro Aretino (1492-1556).
The copy was published in 1588 by the famous Elizabethan bookseller and printer John Wolfe, who learned his trade in Italy.
He employed exiled and expatriate Italians as editors and produced a number of such editions by Italian writers.
This example is priced at £1250.