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1949 Joseph Bolden Original Book-Cover Artwork - The Purple Tide
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $240
Original cover artwork by Joseph Bolden (1902-1979). The colored pencil on board artwork pictures an energetic football scene of a running back dashing through the line of scrimmage. This piece was commissioned for use as the cover illustration for the 1949 book The Purple Tide - A Thrilling Story of High School Sports by Leland Silliman. Two proofs of the dust jacket accompany the artwork. According to the text on the dust jacket, Bolden studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and was well known for his commercial artwork beginning in the 1930s. This piece originates directly from the estate of the artist. The artwork (image area 9.5 x 10.25 inches) remains in Mint condition, while the board ( 14 x 19 inches) displays normal handling wear, including numerous production notations.
Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $240
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