Will Eisner Original Art: New York Tenement Buildings
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Will Eisner Original Ink & Wash
WILL EISNER (1917-2005). Title/date/description: "New York Tenement Buildings" (circa
This undated illustration may have been
originally intended as one of the chapter frontispieces for New
York: The Big City, but ultimately not included. Depicts
the type of dreary residential buildings that are frequently
featured in Eisner's graphic novels. If you look closely you'll
see laundry hanging on clotheslines strung between the buildings.
Unusual for Eisner in that not a single human being is depicted.
Size/medium/condition: Wash and ink on 10" x 13.75" textured
paper. Residual thin masking tape marks on edges of image, which
Eisner apparently used as a "mask" to get a clean straight
edge for the wash applications. Very good condition.
to be original and from the Will Eisner estate, which this agency
exclusively represents. Comes with a signed Bill of Sale certifying
clear title of ownership.