Brehm, Worth. Published by Harper & Brothers in their edition of 1910. Image size 21 x 13 3/4 inches. 1 vols. Original Tom Sawyer Illustration by Worth Brehm. Fine condition. Item #12734
A moment of high drama, as Tom, in the courtroom witness chair, testifies against Injun Joe. During his testimony he is asked, “What did you take [with you to the graveyard]? and he answers, “Only a--a--dead cat.” Tom's words are written below the drawing, and may have been the original caption; in the book the picture is captioned “The strain upon pent emotion reached its climax”.
Exhibited in 1980-81 at The Santa Barbara Museum of Art exhibition “Enchanted Images: American Children's Illustrations 1850-1925”; with the original exhibition label.
A SPLENDID ILLUSTRATION TO TWAIN'S CLASSIC.
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