The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, April 25, 2014


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's patriotic World War I poem for sale at Bonhams in London
Written in 1915 – the manuscript is dated 10 October – the poem, entitled ‘Ypres’ is estimated at £5,000-8,000. Photo: Bonhams.
LONDON.- The signed manuscript of a patriotic poem by the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is to be sold in Part I of The Roy Davids Collection III: Poetry: Poetical Manuscripts and Portraits of Poets at Bonhams New Bond Street on 10 April. It is estimated at £5,000-8,000.

Written in 1915 – the manuscript is dated 10 October – the poem, entitled ‘Ypres’ was Conan Doyle’s contribution to The Queen's Gift Book, published for Christmas 1915 'In aid of Queen Mary's Convalescent Auxiliary Hospitals For Soldiers And Sailors Who Have Lost Their Limbs In The War'. It was subsequently included in Doyle's The Guards Came Through and Other Poems, 1919.

The work begins:

“Push on, my Lord of Wurtenburg, push on, across the fen!
See where the Town of Ypres calls you!
There's just one ragged British line of Plumer's weary men,
It's time they held you off before, but venture it again!
Come, try your luck, whatever fate befalls you!... “

The Lord of Wurtenburg was in fact William II, King of Württemberg, a German Field Marshal at the Second Battle of Ypres in Spring 1915 where he faced the British troops of V Corps commanded by Field Marshall, Sir Herbert Plumer.

Conan Doyle’s son Kingsley was badly wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in July 1916 and though he survived was subsequently struck down by the Spanish influenza epidemic in 1918.

Poetry: Poetical Manuscripts and Portraits of Poets, is the fruit of 40 years of collecting by the poet and scholar Roy Davids and is the finest collection of poetry ever to come to auction. In Mr David’s own words, “it would now be impossible for the present collection to be even approximately replicated.’




Today's News

April 3, 2013

Sotheby's Hong Kong to hold Contemporary Asian Art Spring Sale 2013 on 5 April

Brett Weston: Nudes & Dunes presented for the first in the UK by Michael Hoppen

Works by the original celebrity jeweler featured at Bonhams New York Fine Jewelry Sale

Currier Museum in New Hampshire displays rare work by Claude Monet for a limited time

Comprehensive exhibition of recently re-discovered work by Fritz Bultman opens at Edelman Arts

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Apollo artifacts anchor Heritage Auctions' Space event

Exhibition curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, examines Britain on the brink of change

Scientific discoveries abound in Elli Buk's Collection to be sold at Grogan and Company Fine Art Auctioneers

Lisson Gallery Milan presents an exhibition of new works by Angela de la Cruz

Japan's famous Kabuki theatre, which has now been rebuilt four times, re-opens with fanfare

Ten finalists announced for 100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's patriotic World War I poem for sale at Bonhams in London

RM Auctions offers distinguished Don Davis Collection without reserve during a single-day sale

Sculpture by renowned artist Roxy Paine coming to San Francisco

Q&A with Japanese/French artist Kimiko Yoshida

It is It, and It is Only Now...: Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art opens exhibition in memory of Farideh Lashai

Van Gogh Museum completes refurbishment

Art and Antiques Dealer League of America announce 15 new gallery participants at Spring Show NYC

Steven Miller appointed as Executive Director of Boscobel House & Gardens

Artspace.com acquires VIP Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Newly discovered Imperial Fabergé Easter egg: A critical note from a Fabergé collector

2.- Tate opens most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Matisse's paper cut-outs

3.- First North American survey of the work of Ai Weiwei opens at Brooklyn Museum

4.- The importance of sky studies in landscape art is the subject of the first exhibition in a new Morgan series

5.- Beautiful Bentleys and a 'Rambo Lambo' amongst highlights for sale at Bonhams

6.- Retrospective is the first to encompass Sigmar Polke's works across all mediums

7.- Exhibition presents 100 top-class masterpieces from the collection of the Albertina

8.- Lost treasure found after almost 100 years: Wartski exhibits missing Fabergé egg

9.- Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquires a rare 16th century "Book of Friends"

10.- Exhibition of masterpieces from the Austrian Habsburg dynasty brings imperial splendor to the U.S.



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site