Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 262

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
ARTHUR B. FROST (1851-1928)
"Can this be the same man?" Cartoon published in Life, January 26, 1922. Pen and ink on stiff paper. 6 individual sheets, each measuring approximately 218x240 mm; 8 1/2x9 1/2 inches. Unsigned but captioned in pencil, lower margins. Presented together in archival frame measuring 34 1/4x26 1/4 inches. Accompanied by a framed printed tear sheet of the cartoon.

Provenance: Kevin McGrath Auction, May 1993, lot 423; thence to Dick McDonough.

Reproduced in: Great Golf Collections of the World by Dick McDonough and Peter Georgiady (Ridgeland, SC: Saron Press, Ltd., 2013, page 129).

Frost was an avid golfer, and like many of his contemporaries, he sometimes incorporated his own likeness into his illustrations, as seen in five of the six sheets in this cartoon story.

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Frost created thousands of illustrations for esteemed periodicals such as Harper's Weekly, Scribner's and Life as well as hundreds of oils and watercolors. In addition to his illustrations for the Uncle Remus tales by Joel Chandler Harris, he is probably best known for his hunting, shooting and golf images that capture the mood and drama of sport in realistically detailed settings.