Preliminary Sketch for "My Bunkie", watercolor and charcoal, 11 x 16 in (27.9 x 40.6 cm), signed lower right, PROVENANCE: From the artist to a friend of the artist in Hoboken, New Jersey area. Passed down in 1949. A notation on the back of the frame paper " prelim painting of the award winning "My Bunkie" National Academy 1900. My mother gave me the painting in 1949. A letter written by Henry B. Holt, noted American art expert dated June 3, 1993 will accompany this artwork. There is a full conservation report accompanying this lot. Also accompanying this lot are the original newspaper articles from the Newark, New Jersey "Evening News" which the owner preserved with the painting.