Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 8

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600

MARCIA BROWN (1918-2015)

Felice the cat.

Illustration published on the dedication page of Brown's book Felice (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958). Watercolor on paper. 6x4 inches, image, on 12 1/2x8 3/4-inch sheet. Signed "Marcia Brown" in ink, lower right image, captioned along bottom, and with a crossed-out preparatory sketch on verso. Tipped to matte and framed to 17x15 inches.
Provenance: Bush Galleries.
Unlike most of her previous works, this is an original story rather than a retelling of a folktale. Felice is a tender children's story about a homeless cat in Venice who is befriended by a canal boatman's son.