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Lot 2043
Two Original Drawings 1935 and 1936 Fords by Designer Philip O. Wright


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Philip O. Wright enjoyed his tenure at Pierce-Arrow even if it meant spending time in South Bend, Indiana working with Studebaker. Upon returning to Buffalo in early 1932, he told his boss Roy Faulkner that he would stay as long as he could. A few days later, Pierce-Arrow shut its doors and Wright was off to Detroit where he connected first with John Tjaarda and worked on the development of the Lincoln Zephyr. Later he transferred to LeBaron where he worked with Ralph Roberts and helped to design the 1935 and later the 1936 Fords. The first painting by Mr. Wright is of the 1935 Ford Deluxe Phaeton with its top in the up position, and the 1936 Ford Deluxe Roadster, also top-up and of which Mr. Wright said in an interview, he preferred over the two. Both drawings are ink and gouache on gray mottled paper and are matted and signed in the lower right-hand corner. Close observation will reveal the pinhole in the center of the wheels to create perfectly round wheels and tires. Both drawings, Image 17" x 7", Matting 21" x 11", lot of 2.

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