Rare and highly desirable original watercolor used in Tudor's first book, with original hand-lettered text from the page preceding the illustration in the book on the verso.
This image accompanies the text, "When they reached the field, Sylvie looked among the shucks of corn for the very fattest pumpkin." Sylvie is standing in a field, shielding her eyes from the sun, corn shuck and pumpkin on her left, Wiggy the dog on her right. The verso of the watercolor contains Tudor's hand-lettered text for the page preceding the illustration in the book. The capital letter "T" is in red and decorated with reeds. The text begins: "The cornfield was on top of the hill, quite a ways from the house, so Sylvie took Wiggy for company..." Original art from Tudor's first book is scarce, especially sought after and lovely.
n.p. n.p, [no later than 1938]. 3.5'' x 4.25'' (image). Single leaf with original watercolor, archivally matted with window on verso for viewing the hand-lettered text. Two tiny pin holes in margin.
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