Jan 28, 2016 - Sale 2403

Sale 2403 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
Children Sledding. Watercolor, pencil, and wash on paper. 439x368 mm; 16 1/2x14 1/2 inches (sheet). Cover image for Woman's World, December, 1939. Signed lower center image. Taped along edges to matte on verso (which is blank). In gold frame with acrylic.

Additional Details

Barney was the sister of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the illustrator of several children's books, including those of L. Frank Baum, and cover designs and illustrations for numerous magazines from the 1920s-40s. Encouraged by her older brother, she was successful and creative from an early age; during the depression and subsequent years, she expanded her repertoire into landscapes, needlepoint tapestry, and even fashion shoe designing. "She was largely responsible for revolutionizing the quality of illustration in children's readers"--Reed, The Illustrator in America 1860-2000, page 165.