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Leonard Weisgard
THE GOLDEN CHRISTMAS TREE.1988.
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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74
Leonard Weisgard
THE GOLDEN CHRISTMAS TREE.1988.
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Icons of Children’s Illustration

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Leonard Weisgard
THE GOLDEN CHRISTMAS TREE.1988.
. Watercolor, black and iridescent inks, stencil and wash. Double-page spread for the book by Jan Wahl (Golden Book, 1988; pp.24/25]:

“Then a delicate golden glitter flashed ––

and each in that moment made his quiet wish.”

Measures 13-1/8 x 19-1/8 inches on thick drawing paper.


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Catalogue Note

Leonard Weisgard (1916–2000) was an American illustrator and writer of more than 200 children’s books, best known for his collaboration with proponent of modern children’s book production, Margaret Wise Brown. He won the Caldecott Medal award for The Little Island in 1947, written by Brown under a pseudonym Golden MacDonald. Weisgard introduced Maurice Sendak to his first commissions as a book illustrator.

Icons of Children’s Illustration

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