Lot 25 of 210:
Burgess pencil sketch of Canadian frontiersman  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$240
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Original pencil sketch by George Henry Burgess, head & shoulders portrait of a Mr. Brown
Author:
Burgess, George Henry
Place:
Ft. Yale, British Columbia
Publisher:
Date:
1868
Description:

12x12.8 cm (4¾x5").

With pencil inscription (by Burgess?) in lower right: "Sketch by Geo. H. Burgess, Ft. Yale, B.C., 1868, of Mr. Brown, owner of log cabin in which I lived part of my time at Ft. Yale." George Henry Burgess (1831-1905) ventured to California from his native England in 1849, seeking gold, but gaining fame for the many watercolors he painted of the Golden State, notably view of the frontier towns and cities

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light soiling, very good.
 
Item number:
274462
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