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    Norman Price, Illustration from "Whistling Cat", Liberty Magazine, pen, ink and gouache on board, 29.75" x 16.75" (sight size), matted and framed to an overall size of 35" x 19", signed lower left "Norman Price". The illustration appeared in the December 19th, 1931 issue of Liberty Magazine on pages 54 and 55. The illustration depicts a dramatic and bloody bayonet charge by Confederate forces on a Union held position.

    Norman Mills Price (1877-1951) was an American illustrator whose work reflected his deep interest in historical subjects. By 1912 Price was working as an illustrator in New York City, where his art was characterized by detailed documentary research that served the dramatic qualities of his subjects. Price worked in color and black-and-white, and was perhaps most notable for his richly textured use of pen and ink. Among the literary works he illustrated were the novels of Robert W. Chambers and Rebecca West, and the stories of William Shakespeare; his art also adorned the pages of American Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Liberty, St. Nicholas, and Woman's Home Companion. This illustration, as well as others by Price offered in this auction, were from a Liberty Magazine serialization of the 1932 book Whistling Cat by Robert W. Chambers.


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