Jan 22, 2015 - Sale 2372

Sale 2372 - Lot 286

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
Endpaper drawing for Charlotte's Web. Pen and ink with pencil and wash on paper. 343x419 mm; 13 1/2x16 1/2 inches, image size. Signed in full by Williams in pencil lower right. Printer's pen and pencil measurements and indications. Circa 1952.

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the most famous spider web in literature. While a loose, organic design, it is actually extremely difficult and painstaking to draw a spider's web in proper proportion but Williams's became an icon. His most famous work appeared in 1952 and has since remained a bestselling title, with movies and cartoon versions as well. The marginal indications in blue pen state: "Print in reverse, on color -- white web with dew drops." Crop marks, measurements, and the book's gutter fold area are also indicated in the bottom margin.