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Hilary Knight
"IL Y A BEAUCOUP DE TRAFFIC IN PARIS – AND THAT’S A LOT“
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LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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42
Hilary Knight
"IL Y A BEAUCOUP DE TRAFFIC IN PARIS – AND THAT’S A LOT“
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Hilary Knight
"IL Y A BEAUCOUP DE TRAFFIC IN PARIS – AND THAT’S A LOT“
original pen & ink drawing
13 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches
(349 x 270 mm)
Circa 1957
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Catalogue Note

For an illustration published in Kay Thompson’s Eloise in Paris (Simon & Schuster, 1957).

Marvelous full-page design for the second Eloise book. It shows Eloise and her Nanny caught in the middle of a busy Parisian street, with a bicycle, a car, a bus, and several motor bikes rushing by them.

In the published book this design is printed in reverse, probably so as to have the main figures facing towards the center of the book. Several bits of text in the original drawing have been removed in the published picture (e.g., advert on the bus), as they would have been printed in reverse. There are also some colored highlights added (Eloise’s ribbon is red, and the Paris cobblestone street is largely blue). It appears on page [27].

Original drawings for the Eloise books are almost never found in commerce (there is a rumor that they were mostly destroyed in a fire), and in forty years we have known only of a single cover vignette being offered for sale.

Icons of Children’s Illustration

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