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Eugene Field
Little Boy Blue c 1890 Original Illustrated Eugene Field Signed Print Ultra Rare
United States: Unknown. Up for Buy it Now or Best Offer (make an offer!), an extremely rare, c. 1890, original signed and matted, illustrated poem, Little Boy Blue, by Eugene Field, signed by Eugene Field. The larger signature is authentic as are the water color illustrations. Either a print of the poem, Little Boy Blue, in Eugene Field's handwriting or an actual handwritten copy, but I can't confirm it's an actual handwritten copy. There are only a few handwritten copies of Little Boy Blue, and the handwriting and artwork are remarkably similar. There's a possibility illustrations are by Field too. While Field was a well known American poet / author, he's best known for children's poems, Little Boy Blue in particular. Little Boy Blue was published April 7, 1888, so this was signed in the late 1880s / early 1890s, as Field died in 1895. Under the dog toy, in small print it reads "Ouin & Co." I've been unable to find other items or meaningful information about a company called Ouin & Co. While some details about this particular piece are unknown, it was acquired from the estate of a collector who owned several original antiquarian signed prints, lithographs, and artwork. Please note this item is NOT A BOOK. Print is matted and measures about 12.75" x 14.5" and the visible portion of the matted print measures about 7.5" x 9" On back, it is stamped F.E. Robinson Summit, N.J. December 14, 1961. F.E. Robinson, later known as F.E. Robinson Galleries, appears to have dealt in fine arts, as a search for F.E. Robinson turns up fine art prints and auctions for fine art. After acquiri … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Gowie's Antiques and Collectibles (gowie2001) [Madison, Wisconsin, United States]
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