Original Jessie Willcox Smith Watercolor Illustrations for The Water Babies, comprising one large sheet of six different mixed-media images (pen and ink and watercolor). Executed 1915-1916 and appearing in her famous Kingsley classic, The Water-Babies in 1916. On the verso is a written note, presumably in Smithís hand, stating: ìTitle- Illustrations for Water Babies/ Artist- Jessie Willcox Smith.î 28î x 22î Line drawings for any of Smithís books are quite scarce, but these, for one of her most celebrated books, are indeed a find. All of the oil paintings for The Water Babies are in the Library of Congress, the only group of paintings for any of her major books ever to be archived together in a public institution.
Price: $4,500.00 Item #438