"I'll Fill That Old Burglar Full of Holes"   Lot no. 897

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By Frederic R. Gruger (1871-1953)

1914 (Estimated)
11.13" x 6.44"
Mixed Media on Paper
Signed Lower Right



F. R. Gruger was one of the most admired artists of the Golden Age of American Illustration. His pictures appeared in almost every major national magazine, but he is best remembered for his long association with The Saturday Evening Post. He was the original illustrator of the serializations of Harry Leon Wilson's Ruggles of Red Gap (1915), Booth Tarkington's Seventeen (1916) and Edna Ferber's Show Boat (1926). Other writers whose work he illustrated during his long career include Bret Harte, Owen Wister, Walter D. Edmunds, P. G. Wodehouse, W. Somerset Maugham, Aldous Huxley, John Galsworthy, Agatha Christie, Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, Sinclair Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolf and William Faulkner.

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