Robert D. Tooley
American, 1923-2008
Float Designs for the Veiled Prophet Parade
Watercolor and pencil with gouache on thin artist paper mounted over artist board, signed
Seventeen (17) float designs from 1982 to 1986 including 1982 titles St. Louis Zoo, School Picnic and School Days; 1984 titles The World is Made of Ice Cream & Lollypops, You Can Live in Toyland, You Can Fly with Peter Pan, Your Dreams Can Come True, America and You Can Conduct the Saint Louis Symphony; 1985 titles First Veiled Prophet Parade (1878), Story Books (1935 V.P. Parade), Lindbergh's Flight (1929 V.P. Parade), Characters in Mother Goose (1888 V.P. Parade), Little Red Riding Hood (1906 V.P. Parade), Halloween (1937 V.P. Parade) and Old King Cole (1948 V.P. Parade); 1986 titles The Statue of Liberty and Our Nation's Capital. All colorfully executed, unframed.

Artists have been identified from the purchase receipt of Selkirk Auctioneers December 15, 1995.

  • Robert Donnelly, St. Louis, Mo, purchased from Selkirk's 1995
    Robert Donnelly Jr., St. Louis, MO, by descent
  • Dimensions:
  • All 14 x 22.2 in. (35.6 x 56.4 cm.)
  • Artist Name:
  • Robert D. Tooley
  • Medium:
  • Watercolor and pencil with gouache on thin artist paper mounted over artist board, signed
  • Condition:
  • Several with a bit more foxing to the paper than others, Little Red Riding Hood has a torn lower right corner, not effecting the image.

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