Jun 15, 2023 - Sale 2641

Sale 2641 - Lot 235

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
ABBOTT, ELENORE PLAISTED (1875-1935) "Come Down and Warm Yourself" * "The Tree Became A Handsome Man." Watercolor and ink on illustration board; each 10 x 14 1/2 inches. Each signed lower right, matted and framed separately. 2 illustrations for "The Two Brothers" and "The Old Woman in the Wood" in Grimm's Fairy Tales, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Elenore Plaisted studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, but she considered the most profound influence on her art was Howard Pyle when he taught her at Drexel Institute. She was a superb watercolorist who also painted portraits and landscapes. She married another artist, Charles Yarnall Abbott, in 1898. She was a prolific contributor to books and magazines, but she always preferred illustrating fairy tales. Her edition of Grimm, for which she chose the stories, was part of The Scribner's Illustrated Classics. 1920