Jan 28 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2556 -

Sale 2556 - Lot 34

Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
WILLIAM PÈNE DU BOIS (1916-1993)
Little Red Riding Hood with Basket & Bouquet. Story illustration for Little Red Riding Hood illustrated by Pène du Bois (New York: Random House, 1978). Watercolor and graphite on paper. 78x73 mm; 3x3 inches, on 6 1/2x7 1/2-inch sheet. Unsigned.

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.