Signed original pen-and-ink drawing for what would become a chapter heading in Paul West's 1904 publication THE PEARL AND THE PUMPKIN.
Original art: "The Corn Dodger"
"The Corn Dodger" was prepared for chapter 6 of West's book, published by Dillingham. The figure is an anthropomorphized ear of corn, wearing a crown and holding a strand of corn silk in his hand. This drawing was executed on a much larger scale than its final version in the book, an example of one kind of transformation that often occurs in the process of turning original art into a published product.
n.p. n.p, [no later than 1904]. 12'' x 9.25'' (image); 16.5'' x 14'' (frame). Single sheet of art paper signed by Denslow including his characteristic sea-horse. Pencilled production notes in margins. Not examined outside frame.
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