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    Sale 2356 | Lot 268
    Price Realized: $15,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2356 Lot 268

      DESIGNER UNKNOWN COL. W.F. CODY / "BUFFALO BILL." 1908.
      80 1/4x38 inches, 203 3/4x96 1/2 cm. Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati.
      Condition B+ / B: expertly recreated margins; expert overpainting and restoration in image. Three-sheets.
      "One frequently speaks of a 'classic' poster of a famous person. It is meant to denote a poster which shows that individual to his best advantage, possibly at the summit of his career, serving to summarize his achievements and distill all his qualities into one final graphic statement . . . and there can be no question but that all the qualities that go into making such a poster are at work here. In 1908 [Buffalo Bill] was no longer at the height of his career, but he is surely sitting tall in the saddle, firmly in control of any situation, and his steadfast gaze seems to be one which looks forwards, as if to say, 'The show must go on,' and at the same time pensively looks back to a life full of the kind of action that no one would ever live through again. Doffing his Stetson with one hand he is both welcoming us and bidding us farewell; what matters is that the other hand is firmly holding the reins. There is no question about it, this is 'the classic Cody'" (Buffalo Bill p. 16). Buffalo Bill 112 (var).

      Estimate $12,000 - 18,000


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $15,000

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