Title: ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART, Lot of 5 ...
Publisher: Birn Brothers (London) [nd, circa 1940?s-1950's] + Book.
Publication Date: 1950
Binding: No Binding
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)
Lot of 5 ORIGINAL 1950's CHILDREN'S FAIRY TALE BOOK paintings for JACK AND THE BEANSTOCK published by Birn Brothers (London) [nd, circa 1940?s-1950's] + Book. MEDIUM - WATERCOLOUR and GOUACHE on illustration board. ARTIST - E.V.A. (Eleanor Vera ABBOTT). DATE - circa 1940's?-1950's. 1) "JACK WITH GIANT'S WIFE". This image features Jack meeting the giant's wife for the first time. 2) "GIANT WITH BAGS OF GOLD AND SILVER AND WIFE". This image features the giant counting his gold and silver along with his wife. 3) "JACK WITH SLEEPING GIANT AND CHICKEN THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS". This image features Jack attempting to steal the chicken that lays golden eggs from the sleeping giant. 4) "JACK WITH MOTHER AND CHICKEN THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS". This image features Jack and his mother receiving the chicken that lays golden eggs. 5) "GIANT WITH CLUB CHASING JACK WITH STOLEN SINGING HARP". This image features the giant with a club chasing Jack carrying the stolen singing harp. Four of the five pieces of artwork measures approx. 5 3/4" x 8" on a 6 7/8" x 9 1/2" illustration board. The 5th piece measures approx. 6 5/8" x 9 1/8" on illustration board and as the back cover art, it is a bit bigger than the interior page illustrations and has no blank border. A very nice, lot of bright original watercolour and gouache paintings that were used as four interior pages and the back cover for the story JACK AND THE BEANSTOCK a Children's book published by the Birn Brothers (London) circa 1940's - 1950's. Each of thel five watercolours are monogrammed by the British artist Eleanor Vera Abbott (E.V.A.) towards the bottom corners. E.V. Abbott did a good amount of very attractive artwork for British Children's books with an emphasis on classic Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tales. All five paintings have a rubber-stamped name of the well known publisher, the Birn Brothers with the reference labels on the reverse of the artwork. These are ORIGINAL PAINTINGS for this classic Fairy Tale story, NOT reproductions. These 5 paintings all appeared in the British Children's book entitled JACK AND THE BEANSTOCK published by the Birn Brothers (London) circa 1940's- 1950's. A scan of the front cover of the scarce original book where these paintings are from is shown in the last scan and is also included with this lot! These sort of original Children book paintings just do not turn up for sale often, let along 5 multiple paintings from a single book! A RARE OPPORTUNITY to acquire some wonderful original Children's book artwork by an excellent and perhaps underrated British artist. CONDITION: Four of the five paintings have minor stains in the blank margins, each paintings has some paper residue on the verso, o/w the 5 paintings in Very Good or better condition are ready to mat and frame! The book has tanned interior text pages, o/w is also in Very Good or better condition. #005981 Price: $1,500.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.). Bookseller Inventory # 005981
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