“His Royal back he'd stoop to chase a rolling hoop Or do the game of leap frog with the wildest of the group" Palmer Cox.

“His Royal back he'd stoop to chase a rolling hoop Or do the game of leap frog with the wildest of the group"

[New York]: [May 1881].

Pencil and gouache on board, signed "Palmer Cox" (lower left). 11-1/2 x 6 in. Near fine. Provenance: M.B. Goldstone. Item #245847

An interesting example of original artwork Cox (1840-1912) appears to have completed for "St Nicholas Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys," May 1881. The story is titled "The King and the Clown," and captioned in pencil: "His Royal back he'd stoop / to chase a rolling hoop / Or do the game of leap frog with the wildest of the group." Two leaves from the original periodical included.
Provenance: From the collection of M.B. Goldstone.

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