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      Sale 2465 | Lot 37
      Price Realized: $15,000With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2465 Lot 37

        W. W. DENSLOW.
        "Higglepy, Piggleby, My Black Hen." Book illustration published in "Denslow's Mother Goose" (New York: McClure, Phillips, 1901.) Ink and gouache on board. 368x292 mm; 14 1/2x11 1/2 inches. Signed "Den" with his seahorse monogram in lower right image. Matted and framed. Provenance: Douglas G. and David L. Greene sale, Swann Galleries, December 9, 1993 to present owner.

        Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

        one of very few finished color denslow illustrations to have appeared on the market. The illustration appears on page [25] opposite the text which reads: "Higglepy, Piggleby, / My black hen, / She lays eggs / For gentlemen; / Sometimes nine, / And sometimes ten, / Higglepy, Piggleby, / My black hen!"


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $15,000

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