Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Lot No: 64

John Rea NeillBonhams Sale 19514 - 20th Century Illustration Art, 22 Jun 2011 New York John Rea Neill (American, 1877-1943) "Scouts sold Bonds to the amount of $280,391.800. and 42,851,031. of war saving stamps," unpublished illustration for William Almon Wolff's "Be A Boy Scout!" Collier's, June 14, 1919. Signed and titled. Pen and ink with wash. 45 x 28.5cm (17 11/16 x 11 1/4in). Estimate: US$2,500 - 3,500 Footnote: The gentleman looks remarkably like former heavyweight boxing champion James J. Corbett. With "On my honor I will my best to do my duty to God and my country," a study for "The Boy Scout Oath," Boy's Life, January 1922. Pencil.

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