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Howard Pyle (1853 - 1911)

Lot 263: Howard Pyle 1853-1911 , Headpiece for "Good for the Soul" oil on board

Sotheby's

September 24, 2008
New York, NY, US

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Description

signed Pyle, l.r., stamped Copyright **98, NY Harper & Brothers , l.l. oil on board

Dimensions

measurements 9 1/4 by 12 in. alternate measurements 23.5 by 30.5 cm.

Literature

Paul Preston Davis, Howard Pyle, His Life--His Work, New Castle, Delaware, 2004, Volume I, p. 192 and Book II, no. MBPI0762, p. 448, illustrated

Notes

The present work was used as the headpiece to illustrate the short story, "Good for the Soul", in the book Old Chester Tales by Margaret Deland, published in 1898 by Harper and Brothers, New York.

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