Peter Newell’s Solomon Asks a Question

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Peter Newell’s original illustration for John Kendrick Bang’s The Pursuit of the House-Boat. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1896, opposite p. 10. Solomon (the Gandalf-looking old man witha crown) is asking: “What is all this got to do with the question?”

Mixed media on paper. 11.5 x 8.5 in. Signed lower left

Label on the back of the painting.

Label on the back of the painting.

 

Heritage Auctions.

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