Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 41

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900


"And to get to sleep, she counted bright sheep leaping into sunny meadows" * "Girl and Sunshine, the dog, rowing."

Together, two illustrations published in The Night Book by Mark Strand (New York: Clarkson Potter, 1985). Watercolor and graphite on paper. 126x177; 5x7 inches. Unsigned. Inlaid to size on slightly larger mattes, matted and framed to 12 1/4x14 inches.
Provenance: Bush Galleries.
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.