Jun 24, 2021 - Sale 2574

Sale 2574 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
DAVID McPHAIL (1940- )
"Where Can an Elephant Hide?" Together, group of 8 illustrations on 4 sheets for a book of the same title by McPhail (New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1979), with their label on versos. Watercolor and graphite backgrounds on paper. Includes pages 10-11, 14-15, 24-25, and 26-27. In addition to watercolor backgrounds, the lot includes details in pen, ink, and graphite, as well as overlays with text pastedowns.

Image areas are approximately 190x458 mm; 7 1/2x18 inches, on 10x20 3/4-inch sheets.

Watercolor background for pages 24-25 is matted, archivally framed, and stacked above the corresponding ink drawing with its overlay. The remaining watercolors are hinged to individual boards on top of the detail drawings and overlays. A copy of the book accompanies the lot.

Provenance: Acquired by current owner from Aleph-Bet Books, January 1998.