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JEAN-LEON HUENS. "The Book of Three." Cover illustration for the book of the same name by Lloyd Alexander (Dell, 1980.) Watercolor pencil on paper laid to larger board. 248x152 mm; 9 3/4x6 inches, on 12x8 1/2-inch board. Signed "Huens" in lower right image, with artist's stamp on verso.
Huens (1921-1984) was a Belgian artist and illustrator who was known for his mastery of light and detail. Early in his career, he produced covers for Reader's Digest and began a partnership with National Geographic in the 1970s. He was inducted into the Society of Illustrator's Hall of Fame in 2002.