Jun 24, 2021 - Sale 2574

Sale 2574 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
BRAD SNEED (20th century)
"...the happiest two-some in all o' Tarbelly Creek." Illustration for page 32 of Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella by Alan Schroeder (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1997). Watercolor over graphite on paper. 445x340 mm; 17 1/2x13 1/4 inches, on 21x15 1/2-inch sheet. Signed "Brad Sneed" in lower left image, and again in graphite in lower margin with book title and page number. Hinged to board with matte and archivally framed. A copy of the book accompanies the lot.

Provenance: Acquired by current owner from Every Picture Tells A Story, April 2000.

The full caption reads "To this day, Rose and Seb are still livin' there, and folks reckon they're 'bout the happiest two-some in all o' Tarbelly Creek."