Ink drawing on paper. Sheet measures 7 5/8" x 8 3/4".
This original ink sketch by Harry Beard depicts a set of furniture in the collection of his brother, Daniel C. Beard. Beard has drawn a table, chair and chest-desk made around the turn of the 19th century. He notes on the drawing that the chest-desk was made of "aromatic wood" on Long Island. This original drawing is in very condition with some wear to the paper. William Henry Beard (1840-1889) was a relatively unknown American artist and freelance illustrator. His brother was Daniel C. Beard, an illustrator and founder of the Boy Scouts of America.