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PETER NEWELL (1862-1924) "A Careless Father." Published in Harper's Bazar, Saturday, March 25, 1899; Volume XXXII, Number 12. Watercolor, ink, and wash on board. 200x179 mm; 17 3/4x7 inches mounted to 9x7 3/4-inch board with Harper & Brothers copyright 1899 stamp in lower left; signed "Peter Newell-"99" in lower right; label on verso marked "Phototype Department" for [Harper's] Bazar, wanted for Monday, January 23rd and received January 19, 1899. Tipped to hand-captioned matte reading "A Careless Father/`Why child, you must be collicky, to wriggle thus and wail! Said pa, while everytime he rocked he pinched the mousey's tail.'"
Exhibited: "American Illustrators 1800 to the Present," Nov 1977-Nov 1978, The American Federation of the Arts, New York.