University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Feliks Topolski:

An Inventory of His Collection in the Art Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Topolski, Feliks, 1907-1989
Title: Feliks Topolski Art Collection
Dates: 1939-1968
Abstract: The collection consists of artworks by Feliks Topolski, a visual chronicler, portrait artist, illustrator, and author.
Extent: 2 boxes, 6 flat file folders, 24 paintings (23 framed); (159 items)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

Feliks Topolski, a visual chronicler, portrait artist, illustrator, and author, was born in Warsaw, Poland, on August 14, 1907, the only child of actor Edward Topolski and Stanislawa Drutowska. He was a student at the Mikolaj Rey School. He studied at the Warsaw Academy of Art from 1927 to 1932, during which time he also served as a cadet at the Artillery Officers' School. While still a student, he contributed drawings to the periodical Cyrulik Warszawski (The Warsaw Barber), and received a commission to paint a mural for the hall of the Polish Institute for the Promotion of Modern Art.

Topolski spent time studying on his own in France and Italy before traveling to England in 1935 to record George V's Silver Jubilee for a Polish magazine. He remained in London and connected with the group that included Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, J. B. Priestley, Anthony Powell, and William Empson. He provided illustrations for Night and Day, a short-lived London periodical for which Greene was a coeditor. Topolski also worked for the News Chronicle and published his first book, The London Spectacle (1935), with drawings collected from his work for the Chronicle. He met and befriended Bernard Shaw, who had Topolski illustrate his Geneva, In Good King Charles's Golden Days, and Pygmalion.

During World War II Topolski worked as a war artist and served as a Polish army officer. He was wounded in the London Blitz, accompanied patrol duty in the Arctic, fought with the Polish 2nd Corps in Italy, traveled to the Russian front, Burma, and China, accompanied the allied troops into France and Germany, witnessed the liberation of the prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and attended the Nuremberg trials. Topolski's drawings from the war were published in three books: Britain in Peace and War (1941), Russia in War (1942), and Three Continents, 1944-45 (1946).

Topolski became a British subject in 1947. In the years after the war he traveled to India at the invitation of Pandit Nehru, where he saw the end of the British Raj. He witnessed the liberation conflicts in Malaya and Indo-China. As he continued to create works that chronicled events, Topolski also established himself as a portrait artist. He produced murals, notably the Cavalcade of Commonwealth for the Festival of Britain, 1951; the Coronation of Elizabeth II, 1959, commissioned by the Duke of Edinburgh for a corridor in Buckingham Palace; and the Memoir of the Century, begun in 1975 under the arches of the Hungerford Railway Bridge. His illustrations appeared in numerous publications, including Punch and Lilliput. He created portraits for the BBC television series Face to Face, and designed theatrical sets and costumes. His works were exhibited internationally.

Among the works authored by Topolski are Portrait of G. B. S. (1946), Confessions of a Congress Delegate (1949), and Shem, Ham & Japheth, Inc: the American Crucible (1971).

Topolski established his studio in Waterloo in 1953; it was at this time that he began publishing his Topolski's Chronicle, works of text and illustration which he printed himself, producing twenty-four issues a year from 1953 to 1979.

Topolski married Marian Everall in 1944 (divorced 1975). They had a son, Daniel, and a daughter, Theresa. He married Caryl J. Stanley in 1975. He died August 24, 1989, in London.


Scope and Contents

The Feliks Topolski Art Collection consists of works by Topolski. The collection is organized into three Series: I. Portraits, 1943-1962, II. Book Illustrations, 1939-1943, and III. Other Works, 1950-1968. Titles are transcribed from the items; cataloger's titles appear in brackets.

Series I. Portraits is subdivided into two subseries: A. 20th Century Literary Figures (HRC Commission), and B. Other Portraits. Both subseries are arranged alphabetically by portrait subject. Subseries A. contains twenty oil portraits from life of various authors, commissioned by the Ransom Center 1961-1962. Other Portraits comprises a large oil portrait of Bernard Shaw and three drawings.

Series II. Book Illustrations includes designs Topolski created for published editions of three of Bernard Shaw's plays: Geneva (1939), In Good King Charles's Golden Days (1939), and Pygmalion (1941). Many of these drawings have handwritten notes by both Topolski and Shaw. There are also drawings for Topolski’s Portrait of G. B. S. (1946). The items in Series II. are grouped with their corresponding published work, which are listed alphabetically by author/title.

The items in Series III. Other Works are five lithographic issues of Topolski's Chronicle, an illustration design for a theater program for a Shaw play, and a poster reproduction of a painting. These works are arranged chronologically.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. A minimum of twenty-four hours is required to pull art materials to the Reading Room.


Related Material

The Ransom Center has an almost complete run of Topolski's Chronicle in its Library, as well as a number of books written and/or illustrated by Topolski.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchases (R189, R210) 1960, (R313) 1961, (R1201) 1962, (R2738, R2767) 1965, (R4731) 1969

Processed by:

Helen Young, 2006


Sources:

Carver, Larry. "Topolski at the Ransom Center," http://www.felikstopolski.com/HRC.htm (accessed 13 January 2006).

"Feliks Topolski." Contemporary Authors Online, http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed 13 January 2006).


Item List

Series I. Portraits, 1943-1962

Subseries A. 20th Century Literary Figures, 1959-1962
Location
Painting storage [W. H. Auden]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 101.6 x 76.2 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [John Betjeman]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 90.5 x 70.2 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Ivy Compton Burnett]. 1962.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 90.1 x 69.5 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Cyril Connolly]. 1962.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 101.6 x 76.3 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [C. Day Lewis]. 1962.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 76.2 x 101.6 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [T. S. Eliot]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on canvas), 96.5 x 64.8 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [William Empson]. 1960s.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 76.8 x 63.5 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [E. M. Forster]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 100 x 80.3 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Graham Greene]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on board, framed), 122.2 x 76.7 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Aldous Huxley]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 110.5 x 140.3 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Louis MacNeice]. 1960s.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 100 x 74.3 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [John Osborne]. 1962.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 96.9 x 127 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [J. B. Priestley]. 1962.
1 painting (oil on board, framed), 122.3 x 83.8 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Sir Herbert Read]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 101.6 x 76.2 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Bertrand Russell]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 126.3 x 95.9 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Edith Sitwell]. 1959.
1 painting (oil on board, framed), 180.3 x 120 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [C. P. Snow]. 1962.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 127.3 x 96.5 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Stephen Spender]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 101.6 x 76.2 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Evelyn Waugh]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 101.6 x 79.4 cm.
 
Location
Painting storage [Rebecca West]. 1961.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 90.6 x 69.8 cm.
 
Subseries B. Other Portraits, 1943-1963
Location
Flat file William Golding [head and shoulders]. 1963.
1 drawing (ink and watercolor), 37 x 26.5 cm.
 
Location
Flat file William Golding [head and shoulders profile, wearing hat]. 1963.
1 drawing (charcoal and watercolor), 52 x 37 cm.
Box
1.1 [John F. Kennedy: head facing slightly right]. 1956.
1 drawing (charcoal and wash), 35.6 x 25.4 cm.
Location
Painting storage [Bernard Shaw]. 1943.
1 painting (oil on canvas, framed), 213.4 x 104.1 cm.



Series II. Book Illustrations, 1939-1943

Shaw, Bernard. Geneva (1939).
Box
1.2 Herr Battler [Hitler standing with cane and top hat]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 27 x 21.4 cm.
Box
1.3 Battler [Hitler standing and wearing top hat]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (ink and wash), 27.3 x 20.1 cm.
Box
1.4 [Hitler as the character Battler; head facing left]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 19 x 12.9 cm.
Box
1.5 [Mussolini as the character Bombardone; head tilted slightly up]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.2 cm.
Box
1.6 [Hitler (Battler), the judge, Mussolini (Bombadore), and Shaw around a table]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 20.3 x 25.4 cm.
Box
1.7 [Hitler as the character Battler; head with mouth wide open]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 18.1 x 12.5 cm.
Box
1.8 [Shaw standing with cane and hat]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 30.2 x 21.4 cm.
 
Box
1.8 Geneva. Bernard Shaw [man leapfrogging over Shaw; dust jacket design; used as illustration at end]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash, zinc white) 26.5 x 17.5 cm.
 
Box
1.8 Geneva. A Fancied Page of History [Shaw, seated facing stage with characters; dust jacket design]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 20.4 x 13.7 cm.
 
Box
1.8 Geneva. By Bernard Shaw [Shaw standing with cane and hat; dust jacket design]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash, watercolor), 20.1 x 15.4 cm.
 
Box
1.8 Geneva [Shaw holding out balance of justice with figures on both scale pans; dust jacket design]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, gouache), 20.8 x 13.8 cm.
 
Box
1.8 Geneva [Shaw standing with cane and hat; handwritten notes on verso; dust jacket design; accompanied by photoprint of handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 19.9 x 13.5 cm.
Box
1.9 Bernard Shaw. Geneva [Shaw seated facing stage with characters; handwritten notes; dust jacket design; accompanied by photoprint of handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 20.7 x 12.7 cm.
Box
1.10 [Shaw holding quill, seated at table; judge seated behind]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil), 25.4 x 20.3 cm.
Box
1.11 Act II [14 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 28.7 x 44 cm., folded to 28.7 x 22.5 cm.
 
Box
1.11 2 [Act II; 12 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
1.11 3 [Act II; 6 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 25.5 x 20.1 cm.
 
Box
1.11 4 [Act II; 11 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.1 cm.
 
Box
1.11 Act III. 1 [7 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, crayon), 25.5 x 20.2 cm.
 
Box
1.11 2 [Act III; 8 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.2 cm.
 
Box
1.11 3 [Act III; 9 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, crayon), 25.5 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
1.11 4 [Act III; 10 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, crayon), 25.5 x 20.2 cm.
 
Box
1.11 5 [Act III; 10 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, crayon, pencil), 25.5 x 20.2 cm.
 
Box
1.11 6 [Act III; 9 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, crayon), 25.5 x 20.2 cm.
 
Box
1.11 7 [Act III; 9 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, crayon), 25.5 x 20.2 cm.
 
Box
1.11 8 [Act III; 12 rough sketches; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, crayon), 25.5 x 20.2 cm.
Box
1.12 Deaconess [character sketch of woman standing surrounded by figures of Bombadore (Mussolini), Battler (Hitler), and Flanco (Franco)]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.4 x 20.3 cm.
Box
1.13 The Jew [character sketch of man standing and holding valise and top hat]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pencil, wash), 40.4 x 27.3 cm.
Box
1.14 [The Jew; character sketch of man standing and holding telephone to his ear]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, crayon, watercolor), 30.5 x 23.7 cm.
Box
1.15 [Character sketch of man (the Bishop?) holding top hat and umbrella]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, charcoal), 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
 
Box
1.15 [Character sketch of man standing, leaning on cane and holding top hat]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 25.3 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
1.15 [Character sketch of man (the Bishop?) wearing top hat and holding umbrella]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (pen and ink, charcoal), 20.1 x 13 cm.
 
Shaw, Bernard. In Good King Charles's Golden Days (1939).
Box
1.16 [Four sketches, mounted on 1 sheet: 2 of Charles II (design used on page 63), 1 of a woman's head (design used on page 73), 1 with 3 color samples]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (red and black ink, conté crayon), 25.2 x 20.2 cm.
 
Box
1.16 [Charles II; standing figure; preliminary sketch of design used on frontispiece]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (red and black ink, wash), 20.2 x 12.7 cm.
Box
1.17 In Good King Charles Golden Days [dust jacket design: Shaw and angel in front of obelisk, painter seated at easel]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (red and black ink, conté crayon), 20.2 x 25.2 cm.
 
Box
1.17 In Good King Charles's Golden Days [dust jacket design: Shaw in front of obelisk, painter seated at easel]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (ink, wash, pencil), 20.3 x 40.5 cm.
Box
1.18 Charles in a dressing gown and without his wig [rough preliminary sketch of design used on page 102, with added bust portrait at upper right]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (red ink, wash, pencil), 40.5 x 27.4 cm.
Box
1.19 Mrs. Basham [character sketch of design used on page 7]. 1939?
1 drawing (red ink, wash, pencil), 40.5 x 27.7 cm.
Box
1.20 Catherine of Braganza [character sketch of standing figure]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (red ink, wash, pencil), 40.5 x 27.3 cm.
Box
1.21 Godfrey Kneller [rough preliminary sketch of design used on plate facing page 90]. Circa 1939.
1 drawing (red ink, wash), 40.4 x 26.8 cm.
 
Shaw, Bernard. Pygmalion (1941).
Box
2.1 [Six costume sketches of women, including design used on page 12, mounted on 1 sheet]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, red crayon, collage), 27.6 x 32.8 cm.
 
Box
2.1 [St. Paul's Church with several figures in front; design used on page 5]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, zinc white out), 24.6 x 32.6 cm.
 
Box
2.1 [St. Paul's Church portico: design used on page 13; 2 figures with stacks of boxes on their heads: design used on page 10; 2 sketches mounted on 1 sheet]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 24.8 x 32.3 cm.
 
Box
2.1 [St. Paul's Church portico with group of figures]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil), 26.4 x 32.4 cm.
Box
2.2 [Higgins: standing figure; 2 sketches mounted on 1 sheet; designs used on page 20 and 140]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, red crayon), 26.3 x 32.5 cm.
 
Box
2.2 [Eliza and Higgins: 4 sketches mounted on 1 sheet; designs used on page 26, 19 (2), and 22]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, red crayon), 25.8 x 32.5 cm.
 
Box
2.2 [3 individuals and 1 group: 4 sketches mounted on 1 sheet; designs used on page 16, 19, and 23 (2)]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, red crayon, pencil, blue stamp), 25.7 x 32.5 cm.
 
Box
2.2 [Gentleman and 2 women: sketch and 2 reproductions mounted on 1 sheet; designs used on page 18, 12, and 99]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 38.0 x 24.3 cm.
Box
2.3 [3 women: 3 sketches mounted on 1 sheet; designs used on page 12, 78, and 8]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 38.3 x 13.3 cm.
 
Box
2.3 [3 women: 3 sketches mounted on 1 sheet; designs used on page 125 and 142]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 37.8 x 11.3 cm.
 
Box
2.3 [2 women and group of 3 figures: 3 sketches mounted on 1 sheet; designs used on page 81 and 86]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, red crayon), 27.1 x 32.4 cm.
 
Box
2.3 [2 men and 4 groups of figures: 6 sketches mounted on 1 sheet; designs used on page 96, 90 (2), 89, 95, and 94]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil), 27.2 x 32.3 cm.
 
Box
2.3 [Various groups: 7 sketches mounted on 1 sheet; designs used on page 92 (4), 91 (2), and 95]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil), 25 x 32.4 cm.
 
Box
2.3 [5 figures and 1 group of figures: 6 sketches mounted on 1 sheet; designs for page 93 (2), 94, 96, 99, and 12]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil), 25 x 32.4 cm.
Box
2.4 Freddy, Clara turned "Wellsian," Eliza, Doolittle [5 standing figures]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 25.4 x 20.1 cm.
Box
2.5 Mrs. Eynsford Hill, Clara [2 women standing; design used on page 73]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Box
2.6 Doolittle, Freddy [character sketches of 3 figures standing]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, watercolor, wash, pencil), 25.5 x 20.4 cm.
Box
2.7 Eliza, Clara [and Mrs. Hill: 3 figures standing]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil, wash), 25.4 x 20.1 cm.
Box
2.8 Higgins [character sketch of figure standing; 2 head profiles on small scrap of paper pasted on]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash, pencil, collage), 25.4 x 20.4 cm.
Box
2.9 Eliza Doolittle, Mrs. Eynsford Hill [character sketches of 2 women standing]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil, wash), 25.4 x 20 cm.
Box
2.10 Colonel Pickering, Henry Higgins [character sketches of 3 figures standing]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash, pencil), 25.4 x 20.1 cm
Box
2.11 Eliza Doolittle [2 figures standing (1 on small paper scrap pasted on)]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash, pencil, collage), 25.4 x 20.1 cm.
Box
2.12 Eliza Doolittle [figure standing with flower basket; 4 paper scraps pasted on]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, watercolor, pencil, collage), 25.4 x 20.4 cm.
Box
2.13 Eliza [full-length figure standing]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil, wash), 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Box
2.14 Higgins, after Tree [three-quarter length figure]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (ink and wash, pencil), 25.3 x 20.1 cm.
Box
2.15 5 Henry Higginses? [character sketches; 5 figures standing]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash, pencil), 20.4 x 25.5 cm.
Box
2.16 Or this Higgins [figure standing]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 25.4 x 20.4 cm.
Box
2.17 Doolittle [man standing]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash, pencil), 25.4 x 20.1 cm.
Box
2.18 Doolittle (tried to make him more genial) [three-quarter length figure; sketch of head on paper scrap pasted on]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash, pencil, collage), 25.4 x 20.4 cm.
Box
2.19 Doolittle [three-quarter length figure]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 25.4 x 20.1 cm.
Box
2.20 [Doolittle: man seated; small paper scrap pasted over earlier sketch]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash, watercolor, collage), 25.4 x 20.1 cm.
Box
2.21 Mrs. Higgins (after Mrs. William Morris) [character sketch of figure seated]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash, pencil), 25.3 x 20.1 cm.
Box
2.22 Bernard Shaw. Pygmalion [cover design]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil), 25.3 x 20.1 cm.
 
Box
2.22 Bernard Shaw. Pygmalion [cover design]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil, red crayon), 25.3 x 20.1 cm.
 
Box
2.22 Bernard Shaw. Pygmalion [cover design]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil, red crayon), 17.3 x 11.1 cm.
 
Box
2.22 Bernard Shaw. Pygmalion [cover design]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, red crayon), 17.9 x 12 cm.
 
Box
2.22 [5 female figures; cover design]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 14.6 x 9.3 cm.
 
Box
2.22 Bernard Shaw. Pygmalion [cover design]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (ink and pencil), 25.3 x 20.1 cm.
 
Box
2.22 [5 female figures; rough cover design]. Circa 1941.
1 painting (paint on tinted ground), 9.2 x 14.6 cm.
Box
2.23 1912. 1940 [cover design with 2 bust portraits of Shaw]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 23.7 x 15.4 cm.
Box
2.24 Bernard Shaw. Pygmalion [cover design with lettering and portraits of Shaw]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, wash), 21.6 x 17.8 cm.
Box
2.25 The Rough Sketch for the Cover [design with 2 bust portraits of Shaw]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil), 27.5 x 35.2 cm.
Box
2.26 [Higgins as Note Taker in front of St. Paul's Church]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 14 x 17.8 cm.
 
Box
2.27 Act I [figure in front of portico; 10 sketches of Shaw in various poses including standing before his reflection in full-length mirror; nude female figure]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.1 cm.
 
Box
2.27 Preface. Act I [11 sketches of various scenes and figures, with 4 scenes numbered 201 through 204]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
2.27 2 [Act I continuation, Act II beginning: 16 sketches of various scenes and figures, with numbering 205 through 213, Act II, 214 through 220]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
2.27 3 [Act II continuation: 18 sketches of various scenes and figures, with numbering 221 through 238]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
2.27 4 [Act II continuation, Act III beginning: 15 sketches of various scenes and figures, with numbering 239 through 243, Act III, 244 through 254]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
2.27 5 [Act III continuation: 10 sketches of various scenes and figures, with numbering 255 through 263]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
2.27 6 [Act IV: 14 sketches of various scenes and figures, with numbering 264 through 273]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
2.27 7. Act V [14 sketches of various scenes and figures, with numbering 274 through 286]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
2.27 8 [Act V continuation: 6 sketches of various scenes and figures, with numbering 287 through 307]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 25.5 x 20.3 cm.
 
Box
2.27 [9 sketches of various heads]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 20.3 x 25.6 cm.
 
Box
2.27 [Interior scene of apartment: rough sketch]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 20.3 x 25.5 cm.
 
Box
2.27 [Exterior scene with archway: rough sketch]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 20.3 x 25.5 cm.
 
Box
2.27 [3 figures sitting and 2 figures standing below large frame]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 20.3 x 25.5 cm.
 
Box
2.27 [5 figures in 3 scenes]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 20.3 x 25.5 cm.
 
Box
2.27 [Taxi and 2 figures]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 20.3 x 25.5 cm.
 
Box
2.27 [3 sketches: room interior with staircase; street scene with horse-drawn carriage; 2 figures standing]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 20.3 x 25.5 cm.
 
Box
2.27 [Eliza with flower basket next to 2 heads; rough sketch of scene with 2 men]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 20.3 x 25.5 cm.
 
Box
2.27 [Laboratory scene with 2 figures: rough sketch]. Circa 1941.
1 drawing (pen and ink), 20.3 x 25.5 cm.
 
Box
2.27 Pygmalion. Reading Sketches [wrapper with handwritten notes]. Circa 1941.
1 sheet, 50.8 x 63.5 cm., folded to 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Box
2.28 I. Pygmalion Proofs [page proofs with illustrations; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1941.
8 letterpress sheets, mounted on 1 sheet, 59.8 x 41.9 cm.
 
Box
2.28 2. Pygmalion Proofs [page proofs with illustrations; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1941.
9 letterpress sheets, mounted on 1 sheet, 59.8 x 41.9 cm.
 
Box
2.28 3. Pygmalion Proofs [page proofs with illustrations; with handwritten notes]. Circa 1941.
3 letterpress sheets, mounted on 1 sheet, 59.6 x 41.9 cm.
 
Topolski, Feliks. Portrait of G. B. S. (1946).
Box
1.22 [Bernard Shaw: three-quarter length rear view, standing in front of book shelves; design for plate 1]. 1943.
1 drawing (charcoal), 17.4 x 26.2 cm.
Box
1.23 Bernard Shaw [figure stooped over; accompanied by letterpress text mounted on board; design for plate 3]. Circa 1943.
1 drawing (pen and ink on paper and board), 17.8 x 13.7 cm.
Box
1.24 Portrait of G. B. S. [rough dust jacket design, unused]. Circa 1943.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil), 22.8 x 22.3 cm.
 
Box
1.24 Portrait of G. B. S. [rough dust jacket design]. Circa 1943.
1 drawing (ink, wash, watercolor, pencil), 22.7 x 51 cm.
 
Box
1.24 [Bernard Shaw: 4 rough sketches]. Circa 1943.
1 drawing (pen and ink, pencil, wash), 40.3 x 32.8 cm.
Box
1.25 [Bernard Shaw: design with 4 bust portraits and 1 half-length portrait]. Circa 1943.
1 drawing (ink, wash, watercolor, crayon), 32.5 x 40.1 cm.



Series III. Other Works, 1950-1968

Location
Flat file [Figure standing with walking stick: illustration for program of Shaw's Far Fetched Fables, performed at the Watergate Theatre]. 1950.
1 drawing (ink and crayon), 48 x 31.5 cm.
 
Location
Flat file Topolski's Chronicle nos. 9-12 (285-288) volume XIII [9 portraits of William S. Burroughs, William Golding, Sławomir Mrożek; reclining nude male]. 1965.
1 print (lithograph), 93 x 118 cm., folded to 58.4 x 45.7 cm.
 
Location
Flat file United Nations. Topolski's Chronicle no. 1 (325) volume XV [numbered 39/75; figures in General Assembly]. 1968.
1 print (lithograph), 51.1 x 63.5 cm.
 
Location
Flat file UN Security Council. Topolski's Chronicle no. 2 (326) volume XV [numbered 39/75; group of 9 UN delegates]. 1968.
1 print (lithograph), 56 x 68.5 cm
 
Location
Flat file UN Sudanese Reception, United Nations Signing of the International Covenant on Human Rights. Topolski's Chronicle no. 3 (327) volume XV [numbered 39/75; 2 images of groups of figures]. 1968.
1 print (lithograph), 66 x 53.5 cm.
 
Location
Flat file United Nations North Delegates Lounge. Topolski's Chronicle no. 4 (328) volume XV [numbered 39/75; group of several figures]. 1968.
1 print (lithograph), 66 x 53.5 cm
Box
2.29 [Circular painting from United Nations portion of Memoir of the Century]. 1970s.
1 poster, 58.3 x 45.5 cm.