Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 95

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
JEROME SNYDER (1916-1976)
"Eminently Edible." Together, three color process drawings and six line drawings for "Eminently Edible: Ten True Tales Tastefully Told," featuring illustrations by Snyder with notes by Sol Chaneles, published in Lithopinion: The Graphic Arts and Public Affairs Journal of Local One, Amalgamated Lithographers of America, and Lithographic Employers, Issue 33, Spring 1974. Color process drawings are colored pencil on onion skin; line drawings are pen and ink on onion skin. Image sizes vary; sheets are each 405x280 mm; 16x11 inches. Unsigned, but figures are identified in ink or graphite in Snyder's hand in lower right corners. Accompanied by a colored pencil illustration of knives on onion skin collaged onto larger sheet with tape and mounted to large board. Approximately 290x460 mm; 11x18, on 30x20-inch board.

The reputation of the figures pictured each contributed to a treasured dish or aspect of culinary history. The group includes drawings of François René de Chateaubriand, Luisa Tetrazzini, J. A. Brillat-Savarin, Nellie Melba, Antoine-Auguste Parmentier, and Guillaume de St. Jacques.