Work In Progress

 

Frank Marshall did quite a lot of work for commercials and this figure was undoubtedly for one of them. It is quite possibly the last figure he carved because he didn't quite finish him. ( A work in progress) The paint is all original and is the famous Marshall Orange but he never did get his eyebrows painted on his forehead.

Frank Marshall's business card is inside the head but it does not have a date or for whom it was carved. It has side to side self centering eyes only. I was lucky enough to find , at a later date, the original duplicarver head from which this face was carved. You can see this pictured sitting next to the figure. The face is identical.

A truly rare find. I don't believe any others were produced because this one was not finished.