Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 181

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750

GARTH WILLIAMS (1912-1966)

"Garth Williams First Alphabet."

Rough sketch for an alphabet book. Graphite on tracing paper. 280x215 mm; 11x8 1/2 inches. Initialed "G.W." lower right corner.

Provenance: The estate of the artist; auction, 2014; private collection.

The sketch resembles the cover image composition of Williams' 1957 book "Bunnies ABC" (later reissued as "Animal ABC") and may have been a preliminary drawing before he decided to turn it into a bunny book.