Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904-1991) archive including one signed pen and ink on paper drawing, forty unsigned sketches, one poem, two photographs, and one postcard, 46 items total. 1st item: Pen and ink drawing depicting an outdoor park scene. Signed and dated Jos. Delaney 83, lower left. Sheet - 7 5/8" H x 10" W. 2nd-43rd items: 40 unsigned black crayon sketches, two depicting Apollo mission splashdowns, most depicting male and female nudes, and one poem handwritten by Joseph titled "He is My Brother". Poem signed and dated Jos. Delaney Nov 11th 1977, lower quadrant of sheet. One cut out black and white photograph of Joseph also included. Housed in a plastic notebook binder with sleeves. Sheets approx. 10" H x 8" W. Photograph - 3 1/4" H x 2 5/8" W. Binder - 12" H x 12" W x 2 1/4" D. 44th-45th items: Two black and white photographs, one depicting Joseph Delaney at his easel in a public gallery setting, one depicting a closeup of one of Joseph's painting. Both stamped Anna Kaufman/251 Elizabeth St./New York, N. Y. 10012, en verso. 7 7/8" H x 9 7/8" W. 46th item: One color photograph postcard from Joseph Delaney to August and Imogene Delaney, Knoxville, TN, depicting the Pat O'Brien's Bar courtyard, New Orleans, LA, postmarked December 9, 1987. Joseph writes: Dearest Imogene and August, I never thought I would fall in love with New Orleans, as I have. Most wonderful. See you soon love always Uncle Joe, with postscript reading: P.S. Hardy Liston [Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville] is on tour with me, en verso. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Items in overall good condition. 1st item: Plastic frame sealed with clear packing tape. Not examined outside of frame. 2nd-43rd items: Overall good condition. Light toning, edges of sheets. 2 1/2" x 2" piece of clear tape, top left en verso of poem. 44th-45th items: Light wear, toning, edges of photographs. Four pinprick holes, four corners of each photograph. 46th item: Overall good condition.