Claude Allin Shepperson

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Claude Allin Shepperson
1867-1921
Selenites Fishing
1901.
Pen and black ink with wash, touched with white, on illustration board.
7 1/8 x 5 11/16 inches (180 x 145 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2228

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Printed label on verso recording the name of the author, title of the work for which the illustration was created, title of the periodical in which it appeared with volume and page number, and price paid for the design; partially obscured beneath in pencil: The first men in the moon / The fish in the net came up like a blue moonrise ...

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Drawing initialed "S" at lower left.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Drawing for an illustration for H.G. Wells' "The first men in the moon", first published in The strand, v. xxii (July-Dec., 1901), p. 20.

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Drawing shows the alien Selenites standing in small boats and hauling a net filled with fish from the water.

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