Freud, Lucian (1922 – 2011)

A hardback copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Crack-Up with a bold pencil ownership signature by Lucian Freud to the first blank page. He adds the date, 1947. Below his signature appear the subsequent ownership signature (in fountain-pen ink) by Michael Luke (1949). Some green pencil scribbles appear on another blank page, possibly by Freud himself. Luke, a film producer and writer, was a drinking companion of Freud’s in Soho in the 1940s. A nice association. Bumped and age-toned, otherwise in generally fine condition. Extremely rare.