OUTCAULT, RICHARD FELTON. 1863-1928.
"Resolved!" watercolor and ink over graphite, 394 x 203 mm, signed "RF Outcault" lower left, some soiling and discoloring on verso with marginal chips, tears, and residue from previous mat.
Provenance: Alfred B. Hunt.
Due to the great volume of fan mail he received weekly, R.F. Outcault drew this fine announcement of Buster Brown and his dog Tige to be sent by the paper to his little correspondents instead of an individual personal reply. In full: "Resolved! That I love all my dear little friends even if I cannot find the time to answer their letters. Buster."