She Gave Him The Signal

Artist:Eric Pape
Date:1898
Medium:Watercolor and/or Gouache on Artist's Paper
Dimensions:Sight Size 18" x 29" Framed 30" x 42"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Bookplate for The Fair God by Lew Wallace
Price:Sold
Full view of painting

Full view of painting

The artists signature

The artists signature

This is a shining example of Eric Pape's whimsical yet classic style of illustration art. The Fair God was a Victorian era book dealing with the conquest of Mexico. Pape was a well-regarded and often-exhibited artist from the turn of the 20th century until his death in 1938. After opening his own illustration school in 1898, he taught N.C. Wyeth, whose style is influenced by Pape's own.

Framed and matted in period wide profile antique frame

Framed and matted in period wide profile antique frame

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

Corner frame detail

Corner frame detail

Pape is best remembered as a prolific illustrator of childrens books and historical fantasies, as well as an artistic contributor to Scribner's, Cosmopolitan, and Century Magazine. His original art is highly coveted and recently his illustration work has fetched $45,000.00 at Christie's. This is beautifully matted and framed in a wide profile American arts and crafts aesthetic gesso frame.
Included with the original painting is a copy of the 1901 "The Fair God" by Lew Wallace, published by the Houghton Mifflin Company.

Above: The artwork as seen in "The Fair God"


 

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