Preliminary drawing for illustration to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Worth Brehm.

Original Tom Sawyer Preliminary Drawing by Worth Brehm

Preliminary drawing for illustration to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

New York: 1910.

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.

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