A couple of more wonderfully colorful naive antique drawings today, including this one, that I know were salvaged from a scrapbook/sketchbook that lived from many years in the possession of a collector (of the hoarder disposition), whose huge, amazing collection was badly damaged in a flood. Such a heartbreaking thing, as the few drawings salvaged from the notebook indicate that it was quite a masterpiece!
Happily we have a few, and they fill me at least with a whole lot of joy. Here, our boy's inquisitive looking face and especially his painstakingly detailed jacket and pants and striped socks completely do it for me. And the very sweet and patient looking donkey (I assume), too. Plus a partial drawing on reverse including an exuberant array of insects!
6 1/2" x 5" and in very good condition.