Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 167

Price Realized: $ 5,460
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

ARNOLD LOBEL (1933-1987)

"Toad opened his present from Frog. It was a beautiful new clock."

Illustration for the story "Christmas Eve" published in Frog and Toad All Year by Lobel (New York: Harper & Row, 1976, page 64). Ink and watercolor wash over graphite, with printed text onlay. Image measures 89x76 mm; 3 1/2x3 1/8 inches, on 11 3/4x14 1/2-inch sheet with onionskin overlay marked with printer's instructions. Unsigned. Accompanying the drawing are two color separations, one each for brown and green, which are highly unusual to find with Lobel's illustrations. Images measure to finished image, on 10x7-inch paper, unevenly trimmed. Green color separation sheet has job note taped to lower margin.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Private collection, New York.