Charles Gibson Signed Menu with Original Drawings
Item Number: 10509
Charles Dana Gibson
American illustrator and cartoonist, a brilliant black-and-white artist, he drew society cartoons for such periodicals as Life, Scribner's, and Harpers. In his celebrated "Gibson Girl" drawings, he created an idealized prototype of the fashionable American woman.
Printed Menu Signed with Original Drawings. Four pages, recto/verso, [New York, NY], October 17, 1893. Being a signed and profusely illustrated printed menu for a farewell dinner for the famous illustrator held at "The Aldine," in New York on October 17, 1893. With an imprinted illustrated cover featuring a weeping "Gibson Girl" standing on a dock as a ship recedes into the horizon. On the inside cover, Gibson has drawn a small pencil study of a "Gibson Girl," and inscribed it "To Dan from his friend C.D. Gibson," and signed the menu again on the facing page. The menu has also been signed on the inside back cover by about a dozen others, and has four additional original drawings. Among those who have signed are several notable American artists and authors of the day, including Dan Beard, Robert Bridges, Richard Harding Davis, R. W. Gilder, and W.S. Ransford.. Some age-toning, minor chipping at edges of last page, overall in very good condition.