A CHRISTMAS EVE DREAM NEWSPAPER ORIGINAL ART BY NELL BRINKLEY.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 9:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Wednesday, June 30, 2021 9:00:00 PM)
Nell Brinkley (1886-1944) was an American illustrator and comic artist who was sometimes referred to as the Queen of Comics during her nearly four-decade career working w/New York newspapers and magazines. She was the creator of the Brinkley Girl, a stylish character who appeared in her comics and became a popular symbol in songs, films and theater. Offered here is oversized 14-1/8x18.5" sheet of artpaper featuring detailed pen and ink original art that has been painstakingly hand-colored by Brinkley. Penciled title at bottom margin reads "A Christmas Eve Dream" and art shows young girl in winter clothes peering from behind three tiny Christmas trees as Santa Claus and his reindeer glide by. Holly berries and leaves along margins. Bradley has signed art along bottom, adding "Merry Christmas 1925." Lower left has 1925 Int'l Feature Service, Inc. copyright strip. Art was published in the Harrisburg Telegraph's (and likely other syndicated newspapers) "Home Magazine Page" Dec. 24, 1925. Margins of artpaper show obvious dust soiling and margin edges have had some rice paper restoration. This affects only a few small spots of margin's holly design and does not intrude into main art area. Bottom has 3.25" tear (just to left of small Christmas tree at right) and lower right corner has heavy 4.75" crease. VG overall, but could be matted and framed for nice display as artpaper has been mounted to larger artboard. Charming Christmas original art.
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