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Lot #400
Charles Saxon Autograph Letter Signed with Sketch

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ALS, one page, 8 x 8.75, August 25, 1978. Handwritten letter from Charles Saxon penned at the bottom of a typed letter sent to him by Sarah Young, an admirer seeking to settle a dispute relating to Saxon's artwork for the August 21, 1978, front cover of The New Yorker, which shows a woman seated and reading a newspaper on her patio as her husband walks up with a bushel filled with ears of corn. The question posed to Saxon: "Is the woman on the 'chaise' looking over the top of her glasses toward her agrarian husband, or is she non-chalantly flipping through her magazine, oblivious to the fact that the harvester is arriving?" Saxon draws a line and circle to the correct answer and responds: "Yes—she's looking over her glasses. The engraver lost just a fraction of the detail here, and the expression came out very confusing. Glad you enjoyed the cover—whichever expression you thought she had." Saxon has added a great sketch of said 'front cover' woman to the right side. Matted and framed with the referenced front cover image to an overall size of 22.75 x 17. In fine condition.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Classical Music
  • Dates: #661 - Ended April 12, 2023

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