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Charles Dana Gibson (American, 1867-1944) Mr. Pipp: He hopes that no one will disturb themselves on his account

Auction: Discovery - 3180T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 19, 2018 10:00AM


Charles Dana Gibson (American, 1867-1944)

Mr. Pipp: He hopes that no one will disturb themselves on his account. Signed "C.D. Gibson" in ink l.l., inscribed "MR. PIPP NO 4 He hopes..." in pencil l.c., identified on a printed label affixed to the frame backing paper. Pen and ink and charcoal on paper/board, sight size 14 x 20 3/4 in., framed. Condition: Not examined out of frame.

N.B. The label on the back of the frame dates this drawing to 1929 and indicates that it was published in LIFE magazine on March 1, 1929. The Mr. Pipp series of Gibson drawings had been introduced in September 1898 in LIFE and became extremely well received, and was further popularized as a book, a play, and a movie. LIFE revived the series in 1929 in the face of flagging magazine sales. In the new series, Mr. Pipp has become a grandfather, and his granddaughters are no longer classic Gibson beauties, but modern flappers.
Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf.
Estimate $600-800

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Charles Dana Gibson, Frederic Sharf, Jean Sharf, Pipp