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WILLY POGÁNY. Group of 4 Illustrations for "Mother Goose." Together, 4 original drawings depicting "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary," "Tom, He was a Piper's Son," "Simple Simon," and "Hush-a-by, Baby" (Thomas West & Sons, 1928.) Graphite and watercolor on stiff paper. Images are approximately 222x159 mm; 8 3/4x6 1/4 inches. Each signed in lower image, images captioned in ink. Individually mounted to mattes.
One of Pogány's most creatively illustrated books. It was also somewhat revolutionary in its design as, in 1928, when it was first published, it was still the norm for illustrated books to have uniform text blocks filling the bulk of the pages with interspersed color plates. Pogány broke those conventions and made every page here a fully illuminated illustration, rich with colorful, spontaneous designs.