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Howard Pyle (1853 - 1911)

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


September 24, 2008
New York, NY, US

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


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


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


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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