Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 219

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
ARNOLD LOBEL (1933-1987)

"`We look brave,' said Frog. 'Yes, but are we?' asked Toad."

Study for the finished illustration published in the chapter "Dragons and Giants," page 43, in Lobel's "Frog and Toad Together" (New York: Harper & Row, 1972). Black marker and graphite on paper 19 1/2x16 1/4 inches, 49.5x41.3 cm., archivally framed to 17 1/2x13 1/2 inches (44.5x34.3 cm.). Not signed.

Additional Details

Lobel came out to his family in 1974, four years after the first Frog and Toad book was published. The relationship between his beloved same-sex characters often reflected his own experiences.