Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 139

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
DORA BARKS (early 20th Century)
"The Crinkum Crankums." Together, group of 9 humorous illustrations for possibly unpublished work, circa 1910. Pen, ink, and watercolor on thin board. Each signed "Dora Barks" in lower left or lower right image. Each approximately 190x290 mm; 7 1/2x11 1/2 inches, on 10 1/2x14 1/2-inch sheets. Hinged to individual boards and matted separately. Each with nonsense verse on label adhered to verso, some of which are handwritten.

Provenance: "Modern Literature & First Editions," Dominic Winter Auctioneers, December 13, 2018, lot 621; Private collection, New York.

The British artist Dora Barks illustrated several children's books in the 1910s and 1920s, many of which were verses and rhymes written by Ethel J. Barks including, The Tale of a Tail (Birmingham; London: Warrilows, Ltd., 1918), The Meet of the Gay Gissyquacks (London: Art & Humour Publishing Co., 1922), and a short series of books chronicling the adventures of 'Chops' the dog (Birmingham; London: Warrillows, Ltd., circa 1920).