[Artist]

Dublin Core

Title

[Artist]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-01-15

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Watches a painter paint a scene outdoors.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

85

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-01-15

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Now theres the kind of life to lead. Studying nature, then, recording its beauties. Huh!
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Mr. Bunion: Do you mind me standing behind you? I love to watch an artist at work. yes!
Artist: You are welcome sir.
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Mr. Bunion: You have to feel it in your soul, don't you?
Artist: Yes, one must put one's whole should into his work to get the feeling, the atmosphere, the poetry and the warmth of the scene before one.
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Mr. Bunion: You are about finished aren't you?
Artist: Yes, I think I'm about finished. I have worked faithfully on it for weeks. I aimed to get every detail of the scene as nature has so beautifully arranged them.
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Mr. Bunion: You ought to get a pretty good price for that, eh?
Artist: Yes! I ought to! But I probably won't . Painting pictures and selling them are two different things. I have found out, sadly.
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Mr. Bunion: What do you value it at? Its a great picture!
Artist: Well, I value it at easily, a couple of thousands of dollars [sic] what the picture buyers value it at will be considerable less. I'll no doubt get rid of it for twelve or thirteen dollars.
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Artist: It will then be placed in a seven hundred dollar frame some chump will snap it up on account of the gilt and matting.
Mr. Bunion: Then I suppose after you are dead the picture becomes priceless.
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Artist: Yep! After I'm planted it will be worth millions. Oh, well! I love to paint, anyway! [HARD KNOCKS]
Mr. Bunion: He's one of the brothers.

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, DEC 1906 -FEB 15 1907 Reel 104

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works III, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.159

Tags

art

Files

85-1907-1-15.jpg

Tags

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Artist],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 24, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/85.