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Tasha and Her Babies by Nell Dorr

Tasha Tudor
American Illustrator

Tasha Tudor captivated many people during her long life (1915-2008). She illustrated children's books of her own creation as well as such classics as Mother Goose, The Secret Garden and Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen. She toured the country speaking about her books, her art and her lifestyle. She was loved for her knowledge of flowers: she knew how to grow them, she created realistic paintings of flowers. They appear in nearly all her books. Examine her art and you will discover a world of images of children, dolls, and Christmas. These are nearly all in New England settings. Wander through our web store to see images of her books, Christmas cards, paper dolls, and many fine art prints. We have original art, too. As Tasha was fond of saying... Take Joy!

Jill and John Hare, Proprietors



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27821:

Here is an opportunity to own an original watercolor by Tasha Tudor. The piece displays both her illustrative talent and her humor. The art was probably painted in 1964. The penciled signature of T. Tudor shows in the lower right corner; not in the published book. A sliver of white watercolor paper without paint shows at the extreme lower left. The image is of a Fourth of July mishap on the piazza of the Peterkin’s house as described in the Lucretia P. Hale story “The Peterkins Celebrate the Fourth of July,” pages 75-85. Two women and a teenage boy Solomon John jump back in horror as an explosive discharges in front of them and sends another teenage boy backwards into a flower bed. Mrs. Peterkin is startled off her rocker on the porch. Two children look across the porch from inside the house. Tudor shows two low windows and has sheathed the white house in flat planks. The tail of an American flag hangs at the top of the painting. A cat scampers away from the mad scene. The art remains in its original French mat as Tudor would have received it from her favored Boston frame shop. The blue watercolor of the mat has faded over time. The wood frame is gilt, sculpted with gray and charcoal highlights. There is slight separation of the top corners.

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Watercolor illustration published on page [11] in Biggity Bantam, Ariel Books, 1954. In Tudor's French mat, a light tan wash frame and gilt line border, 3 5/8" x 5 ˝" exposed in mat. The image is of a city vegetable stand against a brick building, probably reminiscent of Tudor's earlier years in Danbury, Conn. The image shows a proprietor in a white apron visiting with an elderly gentleman. Three boys in mid-20th century cowboy hats and cap guns play at the left end. At the right side, a young mother walks with her daughter and pushes another child in a small stroller. Tudor's printed name is delicately penciled in the lower right. In a wood frame with flaking gilt that seems contemporaneous with the age of the art. The backing paper shows some moisture damage and a nearly indistinct inscription: With love to Robin, Mom & Dad. Cited in A Partial List of Original Water Colors, Drawings, Oils, and Pastels by Tasha Tudor as being the property of Warren G. Olson.

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GOLDEN KEY by Dorr, Nell
GOLDEN KEY by Dorr, Nell
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