This listing is for a beautiful preliminary drawing of the boy and the gopher. Rendered in graphite on paper. The full sheet measures 11" x 8.5".
The piece is in excellent condition with Williams having smudged the boys face perhaps to consider a revision of the boys facial details. The balance of the drawing is highly detailed with the gopher, fingers to the mouth as though deep in thought examines a coin held by the boy. The gopher, looking dapper in his beret, and vest with the requisite accoutrements of a pocket watch with chain exposed, is a classic for Garth Williams whimsical fantastic artistic joyful artwork. This piece is INTIALED by Garth Williams bottom left.
A copy of the invoice will be included with each piece. The art is in excellent condition and would be stunning framed. Garth Williams was a prominent illustrator of several of the most prominent children's books including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), The Cricket In Times Square, and The Rescuers (1959). W e specialize in first edition rare books and original illustration art. The item "GARTH WILLIAMSORIGINAL PRELIMINARY COVER ILLUSTRATION UPSIDE OVER" is in sale since Monday, October 23, 2017.
This item is in the category "Art\Art Drawings". The seller is "iwc_2004" and is located in New Canaan, Connecticut.
This item can be shipped worldwide.