Mar 21, 2017 - Sale 2440

Sale 2440 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
"Mother Goose." Illustration for an unrealized project, circa 1945.Gouache on gold cardstock. 178x108 mm; 7x4 1/4 inches. Signed twice in image, once within book held by Mother Goose and once along bottom, but slightly blurred. Cellotape remnants on verso.

Additional Details

A charming image of Mother Goose as depicted by Szyk, wearing a fanciful bonnet, fur-edged cape and petticoat, carrying her umbrella, purse, and her thick book of fairy tales, accompanied by a cat and jaunty mouse in a bow tie. In the mid 1940s, Szyk illustrated numerous fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, published in 1946, and began illustrating Perrault's Mother Goose stories, but that project remained unrealized.