"Something Went Bump in the Night"   Lot no. 3058

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By William Prince (1893 - 1951)

1924 (Estimated)
26.60" x 21.50"
Oil on Canvas
Signed and Dated Center Left: 'WmMeade/Prince/1924'



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The Country Gentleman, October 11, 1924, cover illustration.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fort Lauderdale Museum of the Arts,Great American Illustrators, May 18-June 21 1976.

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An illustrator and author, William Meade Prince was noted for his magazine illustrations including for The Saturday Evening Post, Red Book, Cosmopolitan, and Collier's.  He also did illustrations for many books by others, and for advertisements.  He created the King Feature comic strip Aladdin Junior.

In 1950, he wrote the book The Southern Part of Heaven, about his childhood in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  Today, many have used the book's title as a nickname for the city of Chapel Hill.
In November of 1951, he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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