Portrait of Osa Johnson (1894-1953)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
signature: right: "WmHWalker" inscription: center: "Osa Johnson." inscriptions and date: lower right: "MRS. MARTIN JOHNSON / Dutch Treat Club / Nov 10/36"
Signed at middle left in graphite: "Wm H Walker"; inscribed at lower right: "MRS. MARTIN JOHNSON / Dutch Treat Club / Nov 10/36"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Osa Johnson."
The subject, née Osa Helen Leighty, married the adventurer Martin Johnson (1884-1937) in 1910. The couple spent many years in Borneo and Africa and produced numerous documentary films and several feature films based on their experiences.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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