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Gelett Burgess
ALPHABET OF GOOPS. CA.1900.
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT
10
Gelett Burgess
ALPHABET OF GOOPS. CA.1900.
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Icons of Children’s Illustration

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Gelett Burgess
ALPHABET OF GOOPS. CA.1900.
Pen and ink drawings over pencil, 54 caricature drawings of different “Goops”, each with a made-up name: such as Askalotte, , Badinskool, Destroya, Haychu, Inkfinga, Obaynotte, Quarling, Verivaine, Zeemsneaze, etc. for a proposed Alphabet. Each ruled composition of 18 figures in three frames, each measures 21 x 16 inches on larger paper.
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Provenance

Ex-collection: Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.

Catalogue Note

Frank Gelett Burgess (1866–1951) was an artist, critic, author, caricaturist and humorist. Best known for his “Purple Cow” nonsense poem for The Lark (May 1895); also for creating his series of popular “Goops” books (1900– 1909).  Likewise he is credited with having coined the term “blurb” by way of a brief review or introduction to a work of literature.

Icons of Children’s Illustration

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New York