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Anicurio #7 (Water Buffalo) - Pencil Illustration
Anicurio #7 (Water Buffalo) - Pencil Illustration

Anicurio #7 (Water Buffalo) - Pencil Illustration

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Jefferson Bryce-Johnson.

Born in 1847 in Shawmut. A small rural town near Boston, Massachusetts.
Jefferson and his three sisters spent their childhood under the strict homeschooling of his father, Reverend Johnson.

His mother passed away when he was only 5. At 16, Jefferson and his sisters inherited a modest amount of money from an aunt, who, seeing the children’s limited opportunities under the tyrannical reign of the Reverend, took pity on them. The money was justenough for them all to steal away one night. Under the cover of the new moon, they hopped onto a train. Not knowing where it would take them.

It did take them 450 miles to Washington, DC. Hungry and naive about the ways of a big city, they spent the first few days and nights wandering around, huddled close together. But providence was with them once more. They found a kindly landlord—a fellow water buffalo who offered them a home and security in exchange for a modest rent.

It was there that they lived for the next three years. The sisters attend a local school daily, making ends meet by taking in washing during the evenings and weekends. Jefferson was able to advance rapidly
through school, too. His inquiring mind and amiable character made him liked by all who knew him. He was eventually, at the age of 19, offered an apprenticeship at a city law firm.

Embracing the opportunity, Jefferson worked solidly through the ranks to become a junior partner at 28. By the age of 37, he advanced to senior partner. Ultimately, Jefferson was offered the role of legal counsel to the mayor of Washington. This he embraced with the same enthusiasm as his other career opportunities.

He retired at the age of 67 and spent his remaining years with his family: Julia, his wife; Derick, John, and Timothy, his children.

Illustrated in the style of a vintage Edwardian or Victorian photograph. This image is part of my 'Anicurio' collection. Each original illustration is carefully hand drawn in pencil. Once finished, I hand age and treat them with various dye methods, to resemble an old dusty antique photograph. I want this series to suggest something that was rediscovered by you. An inherited artifact from a mysterious benefactor? Or perhaps revealed in a long abandoned attic, lying at the bottom of a chest. Buried beneath old dusty clothes and fading hand written notes.

Some digital prints may have a slight enhancement from the original illustration, to increase tone and color balance.

Available as:

Paper print (Matte finish - Signed): 8" X 11" - $29.00

Paper print (Matte finish - Signed): 11" X 14" - $49.00

Original - SOLD

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