June 02, 20160 Comments
George Ford Morris (American, 1873 – 1960)
Test Proof. Titled and Dated by Hand and Signed By Hand and in Plate. 8” T x 11.25” W. Very rare test proof of noted World’s Grand Champion sire Rex McDonald. A hand written note by Morris is attached to the back. The note, most likely to his book publisher, reads “Test proof. Take out some red and yellow in the trunks and leave as gray (cool and big?) as possible. Also same applies to vivid green in grass I. Foreground. If this can be lightened and made less green, please do so.” Certainly an iconic image of Rex McDonald, as well as a unique piece of George Ford Morris history.