Arthur B. Frost
Willed and Bequeathed, 1915
Grisaille watercolor on paper
Signed lower right: "A.B. Frost". Inscribed in pencil below image: "'As Long as You's / Single Dere's / Hope' - 4 in. vignette / 'Willed and bequeathed to Miss Hallelujah Johnson / all my worldly goods and chattels, and all that pertain thereto." Scribner's Magazine label affixed verso: "Frost, A.B. #32569 / Willed and bequeathed to Miss Hallelujah Johnson / 'As Long as Yo's Single Dere's Hope (Una Hunt)' / September, 1915 - Vol. LVIII p. 323." In fine condition aside from slight surface soiling; on Windsor & Newton watercolor sketching board covered with Whatman's drawing paper, stamped: "Henry M. Taws, / Artist and Designers / Materials / 920 Arch Street, Phila." Kennedy Galleries Inc. and Illustration House, Inc. labels on backboard.
Illustration for Scribner's Magazine, Vol. LVIII (Sept. 1915), included numerous A.B. Frost drawings to accompany the story "As Long As Yo's Single Dere's Hope" by: Una Hunt, p. 314-324. Image appears on p. 323 with caption that reads: "Willed and bequeathed to Miss Hallelujah Johnson 'all my worldly goods and chattels, and all that pertain thereto.'"