Eight items, including a plaster portrait plaque of Joaquin Miller. 13 in. x 6-3/4 in. Ca. 1925. Gertrude Farquharson Boyle, a k. a. Gertrude Boyle Kanno. Sculptor.
Eight items, including a plaster portrait plaque of Joaquin Miller. 13 in. x 6-3/4 in. Ca. 1925

Eight items, including a plaster portrait plaque of Joaquin Miller. 13 in. x 6-3/4 in. Ca. 1925

1. Plaster portrait plaque of Joaquin Miller. 13 in. x 6-3/4 in.

2. “Great Naturalists I have Modeled”. 8-page original typescript, with pencil edits.

3. The Memorial Exhibition of Portrait Busts, Plaques, Figurines, Drawings and Watercolors by Gertrude Boyle Kanno. The San Francisco Museum of Art 1937. Cover title, 8 pp. Program for the preview, which featured dances by Vivian Wall.

4. Engraved invitation to the preview, signed by Isen Takeshi Kanno.

5. 8 in. x 10 in. photograph of the 1937 memorial exhibition. Photo credit to O.C. Boyle.

6. “Ability,” edited by Gertrude Farquharson Boyle. San Francisco, April 1905. Wrappers, cover detached from staples. Volume I — No. 1 (the only issue published). Includes Jack London’s “To the Unknowns”. Boyle solicited this letter from London, asking him to give his advice to unknown writers. (The Letters of Jack London: 1913-1916, vol. 3, p. 467). “Ability” is rare. The Bancroft Library holds the only copies listed in OCLC. The magazine also includes an account of a visit to Joaquin Miller, by G.W. Calderwood. There is a list of the first 100 subscribers.

7. Original silver print portrait of Boyle with her bust of Joaquin Miller. Matted with an oval window.

8. Kanno, Takeshi . The Passing of Joaquin and Fragments of Creation-Dawn (A Vision Drama). Brooklyn: Published by The Author (1928). Original wrappers, fine. Inscribed and signed by Kanno. Introduction and illustrations by Gertrude Farquharson Kanno. Item #32457

Gertrude Boyle and her husband Kanno lived for some years at Joaquin Miller's Oakland home "The Hights". According to her memoir offered here, “Great Naturalists I have Modeled,” she modeled three life-size plaster busts of Miller and two small reliefs (ours, and one at The Bancroft Library).

Price: $3,000.00