Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 184

Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750


"Funny-shaped latkes."

Two-page spread illustration in Zalben's book Papa's Latkes (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1994). Watercolor and triple zero brush on paper. 83x160 mm; 3 1/4x6 1/4 inches, on larger sheet. Signed "Jane Breskin Zalben" in lower right image, book titled at left. Archivally hinged to board with double window matte measuring 14x16 inches. Accompanied by a copy of the first large-sized edition of the book, signed by Zalben.

Part of Zalben's popular Beni (the bear) Book series, Papa's Latkes was republished four times, and in a series of different formats. This charming illustration features the series' three most important characters: Beni, Rosie, and Sara. The full text for this charming illustration reads "Leo made his into strange shapes. No one would eat them."