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Birn Brothers Ltd. (London) circa 1940's?-1950's - ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ART, Set of nine (9) ORIGINAL PAINTINGS, original artwork for TEA-TIME published by B.B. [Birn Brothers] Ltd. Book #832 (London) [nd, circa 1940?s-1950's]. MEDIUM - WATERCOLOUR and GOUACHE on illustration board. ARTIST - E.V.A. (Eleanor Vera ABBOTT). DATE - circa 1940's?-1950's. The front and back cover paintings measure roughly 8" x 10" while each of the 7 interior paintings measures 7" x 8" on the same size 8" x 10" illustration board. This set of 9 LOVELY original watercolour and gouache paintings were used to illustrate the Children's book "TEA-TIME" published by the Birn Brothers circa 1940's?-1950's consisting of the front cover of the book, the back cover along with 7 of the 8 interior color plates. A copy of the terribly scarce original book where these paintings appeared is also included to complete the ensemble. (There is currently NO other copy of this book available for sale on the net.) Each one of these 9 pieces of original artwork for this book is monogrammed by the British artist Eleanor Vera ABBOTT (E.V.A.) at a bottom corner. She did a good amount of very attractive artwork for Children's books with an emphasis on classic Nursery Rhyme and Fairy Tales and these paintings represents some of Eleanor V. Abbott's better work with excellent images including a great front cover featuring a Teddy Bear, Golliwog, Doll and, of course, lovely Children. The inside images show Children at play with a Penguin, Elephant, at Sports like skating, running and Cricket and at "work" doing household chores including washing the Dolls! All are marvelous, almost luminous paintings for which the color reproductions in the book just do NOT do them justice. Each painting has the publisher's rubber stamped name and address on the verso along with a small paper label indicating which page the painting would be on. These sort of original Children book paintings just do not turn up for sale often, let along 9 multiple paintings from a single book! A RARE OPPORTUNITY to acquire some wonderful original Children's book artwork by an excellent and perhaps underrated British artist. CONDITION: All 9 pieces of art are in Very Good or better condition, there are some small pieces of paper residue on the opposite side of each painting (probably from some sort of original protective tissue cover sheet), there is a minor scuff or minor residue in the blank margins on a few paintings, o/w all 9 are bright and ready to frame! The 8" x 10" soft cover book has a few minor stress creases along the spine, o/w is a bright Near Fine copy. 4 individual detailed scans of the paintings are shown with this listing, e-mail if you would like to see scans of the other 5 paintings. #005328 $2,950.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.) [Attributes: Signed Copy]
      [Bookseller: Michel Lanteigne, Bookseller]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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