Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice



    J. Allen St. John - Original Interior Art for Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (A.C. McClurg & Co, 1928). Born in 1872, St. John is considered by many to be the finest Tarzan artist ever to set pencil to paper. One of the first artists to render the Lord of the Jungle, St. John was master of the evocative, always imbuing his figures with motion and fluidity. Unfortunately for today's collector, many St. John originals are controlled by ERB, Inc., and are not available at any price. This rare example, an interior plate from the 1928 edition of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, is a sterling example of a master craftsman at the top of his game. The power and the majesty in this piece is undeniable; the piece seethes with raw power. It is impossible for mere photographic reproduction to capture the subtle graphite shadings that St. John utilizes here; truly, the piece must be seen to be believed. Tastefully framed, the piece measures approximately 22.25" x 31.25" overall, with an image area of approximately 15" x 24". A true treasure in every sense of the word, this is a piece not to be missed. From the collection of Russ Cochran.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 3,332
    Jerry Weist's Comic Art Price Guide 2011
    Want to know more about this artist? Dates, history, background, and value ranges are covered in the comprehensive new guide. Order Now!
    Sold on Mar 17, 2002 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 20 days left to consign to the 2021 May 14 - 16 The Art of Anime Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    By consigning to your auction and with the generous advance you allowed me to meet my financial obligations which got Karyn and me into our new house!!
    Stephen F.,
    Wellesley, MA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search