Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 552
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
"Little Red Riding Hood." Cover illustration for Little Red Riding Hood illustrated by Pène du Bois (New York: Random House, 1978). Watercolor and graphite on paper. 150x210 mm; 5 3/4x8 1/4 inches, on 6 3/4x8 3/4-inch sheet. Signed "William Pène du Bois" in lower right image. Tipped to board with window matte.

This illustration was printed in reverse on the published cover.

Pène du Bois' whimsical illustrations and beloved cast of characters made serious themes accessible and engaging for children. The American author and illustrator is among a select few who have been presented with both a Newbery Medal (for The Twenty-One Balloons, 1947) and Caldecott Honors (for Bear Party, 1951 and Lion, 1956). As both artist and author, Pène du Bois captivated generations of readers with his unique combination of humor and imagination.