The Storyteller

Artist:Harrison Fisher
Medium:Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
Dimensions:Sight Size 14 5/8" x 9 5/8" Framed 25 1/2" x 21 1/2"
Original Use:Illustration Page 99 The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of artwork
Above: Framed view double matted
Above: Detail of intricate artwork
Above: 1906 edition of book illustration is on page 99

A wonderful detailed original drawing by Harrison Fisher illustrating Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, found on page 99 of Bobbs Merrill's 1906 book, The Song of Hiawatha, an epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

This charcoal and pencil drawing depicts the Indian Chief storyteller specifically. The complete book in which this appeared is included with the sale. Framed in a fumed oak arts and crafts aesthetic, wide quarter sawn frame, double matted and ready to hang in your home, office, art gallery or museum.

Fisher was a very prolific and wildly popular turn of the century Illustrator and the creator of the The Fisher Girl, a precursor to American Pin-Up.

Above: Heavily quarter sawn vintage fumed frame
Above: Detail of bookplate
Above: Bookplate with text
Above: The artists distinctive signature
Above: Verso view of illustration paper


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