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    Johnny Gruelle (American, 1880-1938)
    Raggedy Ann's Magical Wishes book cover, 1928
    Watercolor and ink on board
    16-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches (41.9 x 29.2 cm) (image)
    Signed lower left
    This illustration was published as the cover of Raggedy Ann's Magical Wishes by Johnny Gruelle (M. A. Donohue, 1928). It was also reproduced on page 120 in Raggedy Ann and Johnny Gruelle, a Bibliography of Published Works by Patricia Hall (Pelican, 2001). This illustration is from the descendants of M. A. Donahue who reprinted and published Johnny Gruelle books after purchasing the plates and original artwork from Volland. A copy of the book accompanies this lot.

    Condition Report*: In image, there appears to be a couple stray spots of ink in upper left of sky - possibly inherent to the work; a faint approx. 2 inch horizontal abrasion to the right of castle; two tiny indents in Raggedy Ann's apron; only visible in raking light are a few very faint abrasions; margins have wear including bumps, creases and abrasions - not affecting image. Board measures 21 x 14 inches. Not framed.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    15th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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