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    Harrison Fisher (American, 1875-1934)
    The First Pebble, American Sunday Magazine cover, 1915
    Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper
    25-3/4 x 20-3/4 inches (65.4 x 52.7 cm) (sheet)
    Signed and dedicated with '1925' date lower right

    This is illustrated on page 218 in The Complete Works of Harrison Fisher Illustrator by Naomi Welch.

    This lot is accompanied by the 1915 American Sunday Magazine.

    The artist;
    Mr. and Mrs. Chas G. Stewart, acquired from the above;
    Private collection.

    Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000.

    Condition Report*: Framed under glass. Sheet is hinged to backing board verso. Moderate amount of adhesive residue from previous backing on the reverse. Several repaired tears including: 1/2 inch puncture in the upper right corner; 1/4 inch wide loss along the extreme left edge; 3 inch tear on the center right edges, extending into the image. 4 inch long area of loss to the edge of the sheet on the right edge including the R in Fisher. Toning to the sheet.
    Framed Dimensions 30 X 25.5 Inches
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