The larger piece is the original pen and ink illustration drawn by Dennis. Image measures 18 x 12 inches. The drawing is in excellent condition. Just some very minor spotting within the image. The title at the top has been glued down on the original sheet.
You can see some minor glue residue around the outer edges. Archival matted and framed with the frame measuring 24 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches. The original drawing also comes with what would have been the photolithograph copy that then Dennis would have painted to show the colors for use in printing on the cover of the magazine. The image has been shrunk down to 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches.Wonderful rich watercolor to the image really is great. There looks to be some minor red crayon notes along the top corners about some of the details of the title. You can also see the title has been typed on the bottom of this one where it is written in pencil on the bottom of the original.
Color version is archival matted and framed in matching colors. Frame measures 20 x 15 1/2 inches.I debated separating them but really the belong displayed together. A great display they would make together. I also have another pen & ink by the artist available. For those not familiar with the artist his biography from askart reads: Morgan Dennis was an etcher, illustrator, writer and lecturer who was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1892. For many years he lived in Key West, Florida. He attended the New School of Design in Boston, in Provincetown, RI, he studied etching and in England he studied painting. Dennis worked for ten years for Boston newspapers until drawing dogs became his main interest. His dog illustrations appeared in many well known magazines and books. He was particularly well known for his depictions of Scotties. Dennis did the original illustrations for the Black and White Scotch ads.
They were of Scotty dogs, of course. Morgan Dennis died in 1960. CHECK THE PICTURES ON THIS GREAT PIECE.
If you have any questions regarding the work, please dont hesitate to ask. Pictures are an excellent indication of condition.I guarantee and stand 100% behind everything I sell. No reason to open up any sort of cases. Just simply contact me and I will handle any and all problems. The item "RARE Original MORGAN DENNIS DOG Boston Sunday Post Cover Illustration & Painting" is in sale since Monday, November 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
The seller is "pmfeld" and is located in Holliston, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.: Signed