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RICHARD STONE. "The Brave Little Steam Shovel." Archive of over 20 original illustrations for the book of the same name by Alf Evers (New York: Wonder Books, 1951). Gouache on board. Sizes vary, the largest measures 216x330 mm; 8 1/2x13 inches. The smallest measures 76x76 mm; 3x3 inches. Unsigned, but with artist's notes in lower margins. Accompanied by a copy of the book.
Stone (1925 - ) "studied both at the New York Art Students League and at Yale University, where he earned a B.F.A. His paintings are assured and subtle, carefully simplified, always in good taste. He successfully combines the traditional accomplishments of good drawing and academic painting that holds its own with contemporary techniques" -- Walter Reed "The Illustrator in America" (New York: The Society of Illustrator, 2001).