LOT 304 O.E. Berninghaus (1874-1952) - Drawing and Letter (M1435b)
- Medium: Mixed Media
- Circa: 1912
This item is reserved for an online auction on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 10:00 am PDT via LiveAuctioneers.com and will last approximately 2 hours. This auction is listed under Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery & Auction. To participate, please create your account on LiveAuctioneers.com and click on our auction preview to sign up for approval in advance. This will be a computer timed online auction, so be sure to create your account as soon as possible. Once your account is approved, you may leave absentee bids on items through LiveAuctioneers.com. Winning bids, please allow 1-3 weeks handling time. Starting price for this item is $1,000. Low Estimate $4,500. High estimate $5,500. If you have any questions about this lot, please feel free to call us or email. Ink and Colored Pencil on Paper. Both the letter and the drawing are in very good condition. They only have folds in the center and corners. The frame is in near excellent condition with very minor surface wear to the corners. 25.25" x 15.25" framed size. Custom gold leaf carved frame with museum glass and mounting. The top drawing measures 4.5 by 6.75 inches. In the lower left corner, it reads "St. Louis, Mo. 2313 Washington Ave April - 26 - 1912" The bottom letter measures 10 by 6.25 inches. It reads, "Dear Mr. Williams, I surely did not mean to slight you in not including a little sketch in a previous note to you - same as I did to Miss Colter, but this was one instance where I had not the time: I usually tack a little sketch to all my letters which (pardon me for saying) have become quite well known all over the country - but there are times when I can't do it and when I don't - I "get in bad" so I beg for pardon - Yours sincerely, Berninghaus April 8 1912" On the back of the frame is Mr. Williams' Fred Harvey ticket, see picture posted. Acquired from a private collection. Mr. Williams owned a Fred Harvey Restaurant, and this letter and drawing came directly from the descendants of Mr. Williams, who received them from O.E. Berninghaus.