Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400

HARRY FENN (1845-1911)

"Pushing through the Everglades / Burning Saw Grass."

Illustration for the article Glimpses of the Everglades by William Hosea Ballou, published in Harper's Weekly, March 12, 1887, volume 31, issue 1577. Ink, wash, and gouache on paper, mounted to board. 420x305 mm; 10 1/2x12 inches. Signed by Fenn in ink, lower left, captioned in pencil in margin below image.

The article discusses one of the earliest and most complete expeditions to the Florida Everglades by Major A. P. Williams and his crew, including artist Harry Fenn, who drew these from life. The trip, during which several rivers were discovered and several islands named, was arranged by Major Edward A. Burke, then-owner of the New Orleans Times-Democrat and the notes and drawings were put together for him by author Wolf Harlander.