Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). Ink sketch on paper depicting a figure holding a flag and a sword aloft. Inscribed beneath the figure is the lyric “John Brown’s body lies a-mouldering in the grave, BUT HIS SOUL GOES MARCHING ON,” a line from the song “John Brown’s Body,” a version of “the Battle Hymn of the Republic” popular with Union troops during the American Civil War. Signed, “With kindest regards, Arthur Rackham” along the bottom. Dated “3/4/17” along the upper right. The drawing is done on paper with a letterhead which reads, “16, Chalcot Gardens, South Hampstead, N.W.,” which is followed by the inscribed number “3.”
Artist: Arthur Rackham, English, 1867-1939.
Dimensions: Sight; height: 6 3/4 in x width: 4 1/4 in. Framed; height: 10 1/2 in x width: 8 in.
Condition: Good condition, acidic mat.
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