Harry W. McVickar (1860-1905) was one of the original artists for Life magazine, and before Charles Dana Gibson, his cartoons focused on social commentary. He went on to co-found Vogue magazine in 1893 and became its first Art Director.
Important drawing from the first issue of Life magazine, January 4, 1883, p. 5.
“What Hinders.” pen and ink on paper; 11 x 8.5″; signed lower right; condition: Surface dirt, white-out around signature; tack mark
An article about the artist:
Thomas Maybank (1869-1929)
Six watercolor on board illustrations for Treasure of the Woods by Elsie Blomfield, 1922. Each 10 x 8″. Each signed and inscribed on the reverse; good condition (I have not found a copy of the book available.)
No.4 ‘…Do hurry and see what it is’, And he disappeared over the hill top’
No.5 ‘…It’s all my fault that the whole Greenwood is in trouble’
No.13 ‘…Suddenly Florence felt something poking her in the back’
No.15 ‘…only queer twisted trees that looked like Goblins faces grew among the rocks’
No.18 ‘…’I ain’t inspired to fight Dragons, and never will be’, said the horse.
No.22 ‘…This attack was so unexpected that the dragon forgot the knight.
Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940)
Pen and ink thick paper, Sheet: 9 3/4 x 9″; backing: 12 x 11″, signed lower left; Condition: separated from backing; new skirt pasted over old; good condition
“To Arcady” by Beatrice Hanscom, The Century Magazine, Vol. LX, No. 4, August, 1900, p. 640.
George Hand Wright (1872-1951)
Colored pencil on paper, 17 1/4 x 12 1/2, signed lower right; Condition: soiling; 5 evenly spaced holes at right
[Woman on the telephone] Pictorial Review, 1924.
Laurence Fellows (1885-1964)
Pen and ink; blue pencil engraving instructions on paper; 13 3/4 x 17 1/2″; signed lower right. Condition: soiled, losses to lower right.
[Three women] probably done for Vogue Magazine. see https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/illustrations/laurence-fellows-vogue-magazine-original-art-conde-nast-publ-c-1920s-/a/121806-12056.s
Frederic R. Gruger (1871-1953)
Graphite on illustration board; Image: 9 x 14 3/4″; 13 3/4 x 20″; Condition: generally clean
“The Flying Fish” by Arthur Somers Roche
Colliers, August 10, 1918, p. 13; Chapter 11: “Find Mr. Farl”
Richard Amsel (1947-1985)
Pencil on artist board; 19 x 12″; signed lower right.
[Fashion Drawing,] 1967
Arthur Wardle (1860-1949)
Colored pencil and wash on card laid on board; card dimensions: 23 x 29cm; SLR: “Arthur Wardle ‘90”; Condition: some spotting and foxing; mat burn.
[Leopard at Rest]
Arthur Wardle (1860-1949)
Pencil on paper; 35 x 28cm; SLR: “Arthur Wardle”; Condition: mat burn; age toning; paper a bit “wavy”