Dec 14, 2017 - Sale 2465

Sale 2465 - Lot 71

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 25,000
"Brer Rabbit went in the house and him and Brer Bear sat down in the den." Illustration appearing on the double spread of pages 62-63 in "Further Tales of Uncle Remus" as told by Julius Lester (New York: Dial Books, 1990.) Watercolor, pen and ink on paper. 260x356 mm; 10 1/4x14 inches, archivally framed to 21x25 inches. Signed in lower right image. A first edition of this book signed by Pinkney accompanies this lot.

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one of pinkney's most beautiful full spread watercolors for the celebrated edition of african-american folktales.

Jerry Pinkney has won numerous awards for his body of over 100 illustrated books, including the coveted Caldecott Medal for 2010 for which he is the first African-American artist to hold that honor. He is also the first illustrator to be honored with a full-scale retrospective of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Watercolors for his best-known works rarely, if ever, come on the auction market.
Provenance: Collection of Robert and Alice Dornish. Exhibited: Brandywine River Museum, "Jerry Pinkney: Aesop's Fables," November 23, 2007 - March 9, 2008; Orlando Museum of Art, "Jerry Pinkney: Aesop's Fables and Other Tails," May 2009; Kutztown University Sharadin Gallery, "Every Picture Tells a Story-The Dornish Collection, " October-November, 2010.