Original Tom Sawyer Preliminary Drawing by Worth Brehm

Preliminary drawing for illustration to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

New York: 1910.

Price: $4,000.00

About the item

Worth Brehm. 1 vols. 17 x 12 in. Original Tom Sawyer Preliminary Drawing by Worth Brehm. Matted.

Item #12736

A very interesting drawing indeed, showing Tom, in profile, seated on a barrel with other boys standing by, directing one of a series of his chums who, for a consideration, he has allowed to whitewash the fence: “He had a nice, good, idle time all the while — plenty of company — and the fence had three coats of whitewash on it! If he hadn't run out of whitewash he would have bankrupted every boy in the village”. The drawing is a preliminary one — the figure of Tom is well realized, but the others are done in a sketchier manner — evidently for the Harper 1910 edition. This image was subsequently replaced with one showing just Tom and another boy by the fence.