Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 74

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
"Jim Chee / Mexican Water Trading Post." Illustration for Tony Hillerman's series featuring the Navajo Tribal police detective. Watercolor, ink, and wash on paper. 366x326 mm; 14 1/2x12 1/2 inches. Signed by Franklin in lower left image and by Tony Hillerman, vertically, along right margin. Matted and framed to 19x21 inches.

Franklin is an American Navajo Indian artist from Twin Lakes, New Mexico. He is best known for his illustrations for Hillerman's detective series featuring detective Jim Chee. In interviews, Hillerman has stated that Franklin depicted his characters and stories accurately and sensitively; he would sign each original illustration the artist created for his works.