KURT WIESE (1887-1974) "'Your father wants you to line up in a straight row behind us so that you can all be sure to see." * "The Puff-Tail family rolled over the edge of their nest and under the grass and fur coverlet, where they huddled and shivered and shook, huddled and quivered, wobbling their noses with fright." Together, three illustrations on two sheets for pages 20-21 and 59 of What Every Young Rabbit Should Know by Carol Denison (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1948), each with publisher's stamp on verso. Charcoal on paper. The first two illustrations are on a single sheet. 75x190 mm; 3x7 1/2 inches and 70x240 mm; 2 3/4x9 1/4 inches, respectively, on an 8 1/2x10 1/4-inch sheet. Hinged to board; matted. The third is 155x195 mm; 6x7 1/2 inches, on 7 1/4x8-inch sheet. Tipped to matte. Each unsigned; not dated. Accompanied by an ex-library copy of the book.
Provenance: Gifted to "C.R." by author Carol Denison (as indicated on verso); Private collection.