Portland, OR. George A. Druin. No date. [ 1910].
Sheet music color cover (only), sheet 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, now archivally mounted on linen (minimising creases and tears to the image); strong color - presents handsomely. An exotic floral peacock float carries a Greek goddess-like figure over a panoramic bird's eye view of the city of Portland with Mt Hood in the background. "Dedicated by permission to the Portland Rose Festival." Although unsigned this striking image may be by Oregon artist Colista Dowling, of whom Ginny Allen and Jody Klevit write: "Primarily known for her watercolors and book illustrations, Colista Dowling was a successful commercial artist in Portland for sixty years....In 1914, she won the prize for best poster in the Rose Festival contest among fifty-one competitors. Her poster featured "a woman, symbolic of the festive spirit, standing on Portland and scattering roses over the Pacific Northwest." (Allen, Ginny and Jody Klevit. Oregon Painters the First Hundred Years 1959-1959. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 1999.) Scarce. Item #54885