1945. Item #14828
Brooks Brothers. Paul Brown Calendar 1946. [NY 1945]. [13 leaves], 12 ills. Ca. 11 x 15 inches, vertical. Original board covers printed in red and black, plastic comb bound, original cloth ties. Covers lightly shelfworn; occasional penciling to calendar dates, occasional marginal stains. No. 901 of 1000 numbered and signed copies. ** Skiing, golf, a dog show, steeplechasing, fishing, hacking, a pack trip, football, hunting, shooting, and arrival at a coaching inn. Together with four original pencil sketches of the images for April (fly fishing), July (surf casting), and August (pack trip) on 3 sheets of newsprint, ca. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Minor stains, 2 corners chipped off. The 2 fishing scenes are rough sketches. The surf casting sketch is very close to the published image. The fly fishing sketch was apparently abandoned, as the calendar image is different. The pack trip is shown twice: a rough sketch, and a more finished sketch on the other side of the paper. This second sketch traces the outlines of the rough sketch, so that it ends up reversed from the original. In the published picture, many details have been changed. A wonderful example of Brown's working method. This was his genius--his fresh, vibrant work never hints at the careful revision that went into it. Shipping/handling will be extra; please keep this in mind when ordering.