BURRIS JENKINS JR. Original Newspaper Courtroom Art SAM SHEPPARD Fugitive Trial

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 14, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

Greetings. You are bidding on a group of thirty three (33) original pencil, charcoal, and pen & ink illustrations, drawing and sketches by the legendary editorial cartoonist and illustrator BURRIS JENKINS, Jr. The art features courtroom illustrations made by Jenkins during the murder trial of Dr. Sam Sheppard. The trial was held in Cleveland, Ohio in late 1954.

Description : These illustrations are NOT a copy or stat or proof. This is the original art, drawn (pencil, charcoal, pen and ink) by Burris Jenkins, Jr. His wonderful technique is on rare display with this collection of courtroom illustrations, drawings and sketches, many of which were published in the New York Journal-American (and other Hearst syndicate papers) in 1954.

Here are the handsome masterworks which are included in this collection:

1. “Locale – As the Curtain Rises”. 11” x 10.25” pencil and charcoal portrait illustration of Sam Sheppard with 4 smaller pen illustrations of the Sheppard home surrounding. Signed “Burris Jenkins Jr.” Irregular edges; crease below art; smudges to margins. Wonderful piece.

2. “Scene Two”. 11.75” x 10” pencil and charcoal portrait illustration of Marilyn Sheppard with 3-4 smaller pen illustrations of the Sheppard home surrounding. Signed. Couple of minor spots to art.

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