Jun 24, 2021 - Sale 2574

Sale 2574 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
"U is for Ursula, a quite useless bear..." Illustration for page 24 of Alphabears: An ABC Book by Kathleen Hague (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1984). Pen, ink, watercolor, and gouache over graphite on board. 248x235 mm; 9 3/4x9 1/4 inches, on 11 3/4x11 1/2-inch board. Signed "Michael Hague" in lower left image. Laid into matte and archivally framed. A copy of the book accompanies the lot.

Provenance: Acquired by current owner from Aleph-Bet Books, February 1998.

The full published caption reads "U is for Ursula, a quite useless bear/Who seems to do nothing but just sit and stare."