[New York]: . Ca 1917. SIGNED by the artist. Broadside. Image depicts a dancing clown, against a blue nightime background filled with stars. Image: 11-1/2" x 8-1/2". Board: 14-3/8" x 11". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Some age-toning & soiling. Lower tips lacking [image not affected]. Fold-lines. Verso with other sketch marks. Overall, Very Good. Item #47228
Steele a free-lance illustrator who is best known for his magazine work, especially those portraying Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, as published in Collier's Weekly.
Nicholson's work, The Madness of May, published by Scribners in 1917, with 4 illustrations by Steele. Evidently Colliers gave a preview of the novel, with Steele providing the cover artwork, i.e., this color crayon & wash drawing.