Sale 2526 - Illustration Art, December 10, 2019

105 c JAMES WELLS CHAMPNEY. New York Central and Hudson River Railroad. Ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper mounted to board, [1881]. 247x330 mm; 9 3 / 4 x13 inches. Signed in ink, lower image. Provenance: The Estate of Barbara Millstein, Brooklyn Museum curator. Exhibited: Kennedy Galleries, with their label suggesting the creation date of 1881. [400/600] 106 c HARRISON FISHER. “The Study Hour (The College Girl at Her Studies).” Illustration for the College Girls series, first published in The Ladies’ Home Journal, April 1908, and subsequently reprinted in books and advertisements (see note). Watercolor, graphite, and wash on board. Signed in full by Fisher, lower left. Tipped to matte and framed. Some staining and surface marks. Accompanied by a tear sheet from The Ladies’ Home Journal. [6,000/9,000] Fisher’s illustrations of American life, and especially his young women, were among the most beloved and popular of commercial imagery. The College Girls is the first in a series he created for “The Ladies’ Home Journal,” and Sunday newspaper supplements. Charles Scribner’s Sons reprinted many of the images for his books, and this painting bears the publisher’s name in pencil in the lower margin. The Study Hour was appeared in their “The American Girl (1909), again in “Fair Americans” (1911) and in a product advertisement for Occident Flour. Welch: pages 60 (#7), 87 (#63), 230 (#3). 105