Thursday, February 8, 2018

Otto Soglow: The Little King of Hearts

In what must be one of Otto Soglow's most charming drawings ever, the Little King waves us his royal wave as he sits cross-legged atop two hearts pierced by Cupid's arrow. The drawing is inscribed, "With best wishes to Stanley/O. Soglow." Lucky Stanley!

The original art is certainly good enough to have been published and it bears markings that suggest it very well may have been. It should be nearly impossible to resist this drawing, except that the paper is extensively foxed. Or, as the eBay seller put it so succinctly, "slight Fox and girl could be professionally cleaned..."

Could she ever.

Inscribed "With best wishes to Stanley/O. Soglow."

The full sheet. Are those printer's markings on the bottom?

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eBay Listing Ended December 19, 2017

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Note:  Is this a souvenir drawing made for a fan, or was it, as seems quite plausible, published somewhere? If so, where? Soglow fans, tell us what you know please.

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