Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
signature and date: lower left: "Wm HWalker / D. T. Club / Oct 13/36" inscriptions: lower center: "Pearl S. Buck" and lower left: "Mrs. Richard Walsh (member)"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm H Walker / D. T. Club / Oct 13/36 / Mrs Richard Walsh (member)"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Pearl S. Buck"
First taken to China as an infant by missionary parents, Buck returned there as an English teacher with her first husband, John S. Buck, in 1917. After returning to the United States in 1927 she began her career as an author. Her most famous novel, "The Good Earth," was published in 1931.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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