Jan 28, 2016 - Sale 2403

Sale 2403 - Lot 120

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Archive of over 25 items. Includes original illustrations, a journal, signed greetings, first and later editions of illustrated works (unsigned), photographs, postcards, original woodblocks, and other mementos. Condition varies. should be seen. Circa 1890s-1940s.

Additional Details

a rich and telling collection of items from the family collection passed down through close family friends, the Baileys, who owned the farm where the Sewell family lived, and where Helen grew up and described as among her strongest artistic influences.

Highlights of this collection by the famed illustrator of over 60 books including The Cruise of the Little Dipper and several for the Little House series includes: 4 black & brown ink and wash drawings signed and captioned by Sewell, 3 containing Harper & Brothers stamp on verso from "Little House on the Prairie." Each on 8x10 inch paper, wih glue remnants on verso and scattered soiling in margins One unsigned pen drawing of a lion with rhyming verse 7 signed loose etchings One lithograph personal journal containing 32 pages dated Oct 3-28th, 1898 describing the first days of her first Kindergarten teaching job at Pratt Institute for the Arts in Brooklyn, NY (fragile) 2 family photograph albums containing pictures of the Moore, Mazet and Sewell families 3 original woodblocks, including one carved with an elaborate Christmas greeting First editions of Ming and Mehitable; Mr. Hermit Crab; Three Tall Tales (condition poor) A group of printed bibliographical articles and pamphlets. A complete list is available upon request.