Jun 24, 2010 - Sale 2219

Sale 2219 - Lot 60

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
His First Horn.

Mixed media on thick cardstock, 1997. 508x406 mm; 20x16 inches. Initaled in ink, lower right recto. Signed in ink, verso.

Illustrated: Roxane Orgill, If I Only Had a Horn, Young Louis Armstrong. This is one of the many original artworks by Jenkins that illustrate this 1997 children's story.

In His First Horn, one of the many stories of his childhod, Louis Armstrong played a bugle first while in a New Orleans reform school. In this illustration, the school's music teacher gives him an old cornet with which Louis leads a march through his neighborhood.