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    Frederick Burr Opper - "Dragon" Illustration Original Art (c. 1890). Opper is probably best known for his strip "Happy Hooligan", he also did tons of illustrations for Puck, New York Journal, Chicago and Los Angeles Examiners, and book illustrations, all between the late 1800's and mid 1930's. He retired in 1934 due to failing eyesight. The elegant line work in the dragon show off Opper's range of incredible abilities. We believe this could have been published at sometime due to the writing and math on the front and reverse side of the illustration. The art is signed and dated 5/90 by Opper. Created in ink over graphite on board with an image area of 7.5" x 5.5". There is adhesive residue and some paper lift in the left side, small pinholes, foxing, toning and some edge wear and corner bumps. The art is in Very Good condition.

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    July, 2019
    21st Sunday
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