Dec 14, 2023 - Sale 2656

Sale 2656 - Lot 57

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
"All mimsy were the borogoves . . . " Dust jacket illustration for Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky . . . with Annotations by Humpty Dumpty, 1977 (New York and London: Frederick Warne, 1977). Watercolor on paper laid to board. 203x444 mm; 8x17 1/2 inches (the full, joined image). Signed in pencil, lower right. Archivally framed with a handsome stepped and recessed matte.

Two sheets joined as double-spread illustration for Zalben's illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky." Exhibited: Justin Schiller Gallery, Morgan Library, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accompanied by a second edition of the book signed by the artist.

Award winning artist and illustrator Jane Breskin Zalben has produced picture books, chapter books, cook books and young adult novels as well as works of fine art. Among her most popular titles are An Invitation to the Butterfly Ball (1976), Jabbberwocky (1977), The Walrus and the Carpenter (1986), her series of Beni the Bear books, and Mousterpiece (2012), a witty introduction to Modern Art through the eyes of a little artistic mouse.