(HUMPHREY,MAUD) ORIGINAL ART: GALLANT LITTLE PATRIOTS. This is a charming original watercolor by Maud Humphrey used on the cover (and also inside) of Gallant Little Patriots published by Frederick Stokes in 1899 as well as inside Little Heros & Heroines also published by Stokes in 1899. The image measures 7 1/2 wide x 8 1/2" high and matted, Done on illustration board that has some margin soil, otherwise fine, signed and dated 1898. The book features little children dressed as real American heroes and heroines. Depicted is a little boy dressed as an injured soldier, holding a cane and saluting. Two lovely girls are looking at him with admiration. Humphrey was one of the first great American women illustrators paving the way for Jessie Willcox Smith, Grace Drayton and the many other women illustrators of the early 20th century. Humphrey is also known for being HUMPHREY BOGART'S MOTHER (and in fact she used her son as a model for many of her pictures).