Jun 24, 2021 - Sale 2574

Sale 2574 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
MARCIA BROWN (1918-2015)
"A good stone soup should have cabbage..." Illustration intended for Stone Soup by Brown (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947). Pen, ink and watercolor on thin board. 190x385 mm; 7 1/2x15 inches, on 11x17 1/4-inch sheet. Not signed. Hinged to board with matte and archivally framed. A copy of a later edition of the book accompanies the lot.

Provenance: Acquired by current owner from Illustration House, February 1996.

Brown's retelling of the traditional folk tale was selected as a Caldecott Honor Book in1948. Though the composition is nearly identical, numerous details in the final published illustration differ.