Jun 30, 2022 - Sale 2611

Sale 2611 - Lot 17

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
Even the Worm Will Turn.

Pen and ink on card stock, circa 1900-05. 137x82 mm; 5 1/2x3 1/4 inches. Titled in ink, lower recto.

Provenance: Estate of the artist, New York; Josephine N. Hopper, the artist's widow, New York; Reverend and Mrs. Arthayer R. Sanborn, Nyack; Alexander Gallery, New York; Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, with the label; private collection, New York; private collection, Pennsylvania.

"Even a worm will turn" is an expression used to convey the message that even the meekest or most docile of creatures will retaliate or seek revenge if pushed too far.