Description

    GARTH WILLIAMS (American, 1912-1996)
    Farmer Boy, (The Little House series), original cover art, 1953
    Pencil on tracing paper
    11.5 x 15.5 in. (main work)
    Signed lower right

    From the Estate of Garth Williams.

    Set of original artwork for the jacket design of the book including: gouache and watercolor artwork, a pencil overlay, and a black and white print of the cover on board.


    Condition Report*:

    Main art: two light linear accretions on the left middle edge; faint toning to paper; light creases to corners, most notable the lower left corner. Watercolor and gouache on board: light accretion in the upper left sky area. Pencil overlay: handling creases throughout; scattered adhesive residue; damage to "pictures by Garth Williams". Print: toning to edges; minor smudges along the top edge.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2011
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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