Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 4

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000



Illustration for the double-page introduction spread published in Alex Haley and David Stevens' novel of southern plantation life Queen: The Story of an American Family, (New York: Reader's Digest, 1994). Watercolor and collage with mixed media on board, mounted to foam core. 394x534 mm; 15 1/2x21 inches. Signed "Barkley" in pencil, center right image.

The novel is a partly biographical, historical fiction story of a child born to an enslaved woman and her master, and chronicles how her life unfolds after abolition. It was made into a miniseries adaptation for CBS television titled "Alex Haley's Queen" in February 1993 starring Halle Berry in the title role.