Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 312
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750


"Miss Twisty: Back to the City."

Illustration for the last chapter of Miss Twisty: Adventures in the Country by Irene B. Valira (New York and Paris: Valira, 1948). Graphite on paper. 310x260 mm; 12 1/4x10 1/4 inches. Signed "I.B. Valira" in image, lower right. Tipped to window matte and framed to 20x18 inches.
A copy of the first trade edition in dust jacket accompanies the artwork.

Valira's charming self-published book about a city gal who takes a summer break with a farm family in the country, following her adventures and foibles. The book's jacket bears an endorsement by Natalia Gontcharova who notes that the young American artist "brings great talent and a deep sense of humor" to her drawings. The full caption of this final illustration in the book showing Miss Twisty boarding the train back to the city reads: "And to the new adventures . . . So long Junior, so long little Sis! . . . Hope, to come back."