Dec 14, 2017 - Sale 2465

Sale 2465 - Lot 76

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"Blake's Wonderful Car Delivers us Wonderfully Well." Illustration for page 16 of "A Visit to William Blake's Inn; Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers" by Nancy Willard (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1981.) Watercolor and ink on paper. 360x545 mm; 14 1/4x21 1/2 inches. Signed in image, center bottom and dated 1981. Scattered mild foxing and spotting to some areas of recto. Archivally framed and matted with beautifully hand-calligraphed verses from the book circling the image.

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A lovely illustration from an exceptional picture book. Willard's book was the winner of the 1982 Newbery Medal and the Provensens' illustrations earned it a Caldecott Honor award for the same year.