Dec 14, 2017 - Sale 2465

Sale 2465 - Lot 37

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
"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.

Additional Details

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!"