Signed finished watercolor used in Conover's 1989 book MOTHER GOOSE AND THE SLY FOX.
Original art from MOTHER GOOSE AND THE SLY FOX
Stunning both in imagery and execution. The piece is an elaborate rendering of the village in the story, with stores, restaurants, and even a herring kiosk for the cats. Across the river we see the "bad" part of town where the foxes live, practicing 3-card Monte. This watercolor appears in the book as a double page spread on pages 8-9. Conover's work is noted for rich colors and incredible attention to detail, some of which is executed using a magnifying glass for accuracy. There is plenty to look at, yet without the overcrowding that hampers many books. A gorgeous piece.
n.p. n.p, [no later than 1989]. 8.5'' x 19'' (image); 11.5'' x 22'' (board) Watercolor on artist board. Signed by Conover.
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