This museum quality frame measures 26" x 15" and houses two smaller frames. On the left, an envelope written and signed by Charles Dickens. Affixed in the top right corner is a cancelled, Penny Black stamp. Introduced in 1840, the Penny Black was the United Kingdom's first self adhesive stamp. On the right, a portrait of Charles Dickens. $1,850.00
Museum quality frame measuring 19" x 18", houses an 8.25" x 6" print of Monet's Sailboats: Regatta at Argenteuil and a 3.5" x 4.75 print of a portrait of Monet as painted by Renoir. Of particular significance is a 5.25" x 3.25" framed signature of Monet. Written in artist's crayon are the words "mille choses a vous, Claude Monet." $1800.00
Taft later focused on monumental, heroic sculptures, including a statue of the prominent native American Black Hawk, which was fifty feet in height and placed on a promontory overlooking the Rock River near Oregon, Illinois. One of his most noted sculptures was the 100 foot long "Fountain of Time" at the University of Chicago. Although many of his works are in Illinois, he also had many commissions for statues, sculptures, and fountains throughout the United States, including Louisiana, Colorado, Washington, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
This typed letter dated June 8, 1934 is on the official stationary of Chicago's Midway Studios, Taft's art studio. Addressed to Miss Lorraine Marianelli, also of Chicago, the letter informs Miss Marianelli of Taft's plans for the weeks following June 8. He tells her "it will be a pleasure to meet her and her friends and requests that he telephone ahead by calling him at "Hyde Park 7058." The letter is signed "Lorado Taft." $140.00