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Lot # 1741 (1741 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1928 Joseph Bolden Original Cover Artwork - Junior Weekly

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $240

Original cover artwork by Joseph Bolden (1902-1979). The moving pen and ink on paper artwork, titled Comrades, captures the scene at a cemetery as a former Civil War soldier and World War 1 soldier pay homage at the grave of a fallen comrade. This piece was commissioned for use as the cover illustration for the May 27, 1928, issue of Junior Weekly, which was published by the Philadelphia Record. Bolden studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and was well known for his commercial artwork beginning in the 1930s. Interestingly, as indicated by the artist's handwritten notes along the top and bottom borders of the artwork, this was the first piece he ever sold: "First Job I ever sold" and "46 years ago - still in school - my first job." This piece originates directly from the estate of the artist and is accompanied by two original copies of the May 27, 1928, issue of Junior Weekly. The artwork (image area 9.5 x 14.5 inches) remains in Mint condition) and has been mounted upon a thick cardboard backing (10.75 x 15.75 inches; Vg).

Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $240

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