Aleister Crowley (Royal Leamington Spa 1875-1947 Hastings)
Landscape with volcano and a saint
signed with monogram (lower left)
pencil and watercolour on paper
13 ¾ x 19 ½ in. (34.3 x 49.5 cm.)
according to Christies:
This work was previously owned by Cecil Williamson (1909-1999) a Neopagan Witch and founder of both the Witchcraft Research Center (which was a part of MI6’s war against Nazi Germany) and the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall. Williamson was a friend of Crowley’s and presumably the present lot was a gift from the artist.
GBP 1,000 – GBP 1,500
I think we can safely assume that the estimate will be exceeded!
Sold for GBP 17,500