Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 46

Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
"Kwanzaa". Illustration for page 93 of To Every Season: A Family Holiday Cookbook by Zalben (New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999). Watercolor with graphite and colored pencil on parchment. 110x75 mm; 4 1/4x3 inches, on 6x4 1/2-inch sheet. Signed "Jane Breskin Zalben" in lower image. Archivally taped to board with double window matte. Accompanied by first editions of To Every Season and Inner Chimes, both signed by Zalben.

The artwork was originally published before the addition of the father on page 16 of Inner Chimes: Poems on Poetry selected by Bobbye S. Goldstein and illustrated by Zalben (Honesdale, Pa. : Wordsong, Boyds Mill Press, 1992). It originally illustrated the poem entitled Because by Nikki Giovanni.