Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 7,280
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
FRANKLIN BOOTH (1874-1948)
"Mount Holyoke College Today." Illustration for an article of the same title by Charles Selden, published in The Ladies Home Journal, Vol. 43 no. 8, August 1926, page 21. Pen and ink on stiff paper. 200x330 mm; 8x13 inches. Signed "Franklin Booth" in the sky portion at upper left. Matted and framed.

Provenance: The Kelly Collection of American Illustration.

A beautiful drawing that exemplifies Booth's masterly line technique. He was a self-taught artist who, as a boy, honed his craft by copying engraved illustrations from books and magazines which he mistook for ink drawings. Booth's ability to convey mood along with his decorative and detailed lines made him highly sought after by advertisers and publishers alike.