Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Peter Fonda Hand-Drawn Picture, Age 8, 1948. Most of the sketches Peter Fonda drew for his father were war combat scenes. This one departed from the usual motif. This picture drawn by eight-year-old Peter on a piece of 5"x 8" paper shows a bright sun, what appears to be a steam shovel, and -- prophetically from the future star of Easy Rider -- what indeed resembles a motorcycle, leaving a big trail of smoke, making a sound (the word "Weeeeee" emanates from it), and driven by a man wearing a hat. There appears to be musical notes rising above the vehicle (Peter was taking music lessons at the time) and there's a dark cloud with the words "Boom" and "Bam" surrounding it. Dated January 24, 1948, only weeks before Henry Fonda triumphed on Broadway as Mr. Roberts. In Excellent condition.

    See and hear Peter Fonda discussing this item!

    View all of [The Peter Fonda Archive ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,003

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 December 8 Winter Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York Luxury Accessories - New York.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I can’t thank you enough for the effort you put forth in selling the paintings.
    John Pender
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 20 - 21 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 20 - 21 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,928,612