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JOHN PHILIP "THE MARCH KING" SOUSA - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 05/09/1930 - HFSID 27567

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA John Philip Sousa signs a bust drawing of himself. Original Art signed: "John Philip Sousa/May 9th 1930". Bust drawing in ink with colored highlights, 7x9. Also signed by the artist: "Griffith -/1930 -".

Sale Price $680.00

Reg. $800.00

Condition: slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
John Philip Sousa signs a bust drawing of himself.
Original Art signed: "John Philip Sousa/May 9th 1930". Bust drawing in ink with colored highlights, 7x9. Also signed by the artist: "Griffith -/1930 -". John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) is known chiefly for writing over 100 marches, including such classics as The Stars and Stripes Forever and The Washington Post, earning him the title of "The March King". Sousa, who had studied violin and trombone during his childhood, joined the U.S. Marine Band at age 13, playing with the group from 1867-1872. After later playing in popular orchestras, he returned in 1880 as director of the Marine Band, which is called the "President's Own". In addition to his many musical compositions, Sousa wrote five books, including three novels and an autobiography. Ink smudged at the "h" of Griffith. Slightly soiled. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 14½x21¾.

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