Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
FRANKLIN BOOTH (1874-1948)
The Colored Horse. Illustration for unknown publication, circa 1908. Watercolor, ink, and graphite on academy board. 152x290 mm; 6x11 1/2 inches, image, on 10x15 1/2-inch board. Signed in image, lower right; printer's indications and partially captioned in graphite in lower margin: "III. Next day [Harris?] turned himself into a horse."

Provenance: The Kelly Collection of American Illustration.

Booth 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.