Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 455
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
LOIS LENSKI (1893-1974)
"Then it was time for recess. Spot sat on the seesaw with Jane and Davy. He went up and down." Illustration for pages 22-23 of Lenski's A Dog Came to School (New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., 1955). Ink and gouache on stiff paper. 186x209 mm; 7 1/2x8 1/4 inches. Along the bottom margin, Lenski has written "Original Illustration from A Dog Came to School - A Davy book - No. 22 / To David Stumhofer, with love, Lois Lenski 1969."

Accompanied by an Autograph Letter Signed by Lenski (to David's mother, who requested the drawing). 1 page, 8vo, dated May 2, 1969: "I am sending Ill. No. 22 from A Dog Came to School . . . I am breaking all precedents in doing this, as I have made a rule NOT to give drawings to individuals, only to institutions" and provides very specific instructions for matting the work.