Mar 21, 2017 - Sale 2440

Sale 2440 - Lot 42

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
"Happy Animal Families." Together, 8 illustrations for the book of the same name by Ernestine Beyer (Grosset and Dunlap, 1952.) Watercolor and gouache, 3 on board and 5 on paper. 406x584 mm; 16x23 inches, or slightly smaller. Not signed. Occasional indications and registration marks in the outer margins, date stamps on verso.

Additional Details

A colorful and charming group of works showing farm and woodland creatures in moments of wonderment, play, or contentment. Images include a fox teaching his kits about grapes, two images of ducklings learning to swim, fledgling chicks with proud parents, pups, fawn and mother, a colt and mother, and a barnyard gathering. Best known for his advertising and magazine illustrations, Pike also ran an eponymous school for watercolor instruction in Woodstock, New York from 1960-1979.