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Mon, Jun 5, 2023 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Jun 9, 2023 03:00PM EDT
Lot 735

P. Goodwin (1881-1935) "The Right Of Way" Print

Estimate: $100 - $200

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$25 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
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$25,000 $2,500
Featured in this lot is this framed, Philip R. Goodwin (1881-1935) print titled, "The Right Of Way" from 1907. Philip Russell Goodwin's natural born talent for illustration became evident very early on and by age eleven he had already sold works to Collier's magazine. Goodwin studied under Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia from 1899-1900. He agreed to his master's belief that an artist should spend time in the environment which he is illustrating. Goodwin also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Students League in New York. Goodwin's illustrations were published in magazines such as Harper's Monthly and Harper's Weekly, Scribner's and celebrated books such as "Call of the Wild" by Jack London and "African Game Trails" by Theodore Roosevelt. The print shows two men about to cross a log bridge but instead, they cross paths with a large grizzly bear coming back from the lake who stops them in their tracks. One man holds an axe up in defense while the other shoulders his rifle and takes aim at the bear. The bear shows his teeth in defense and is starting to raise his right paw. In the background it shows a lake and forested mountains surrounding the lake. The bottom left of the print reads, "Co. N.Y.", the bottom middle shows the title reading, "The Right Of Way" and the bottom right shows the artist signature reading, "Philip R. Goodwin" and a set of numbers reading, "1643". The print is set in an intricately designed wood frame and sits behind glass. The print and frame show good condition with no signs of obvious damage with the frame showing wear from use. The visible art measures 15 5/8" L x 19 1/2" W, while the entire piece measures 19 1/8" L x 23" W.