The Storyteller

Artist:Harrison Fisher
Date:1906
Medium:Pencil and Charcoal on Paper
Dimensions:Sight Size 14 5/8" x 9 5/8" Framed 25 1/2" x 21 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Illustration Page 99 The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Price:$5,500.00 $4,400.00

Full view of artwork

 

Artist's distinct signature

 

Framed view, double matted

 

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. 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. The bookplate from the Hardcover book is included in the sale.

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: Detail of bookplate
Above: Bookplate with text

Verso view of illustration paper



 

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