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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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25510:

Full page watercolor to illustrate the short story and printed as page [17] in Tasha Tudor's Bedtime Book, Platt & Munk, 1977. Unmounted piece of watercolor paper measuring 13 " x 11 ." The 9 " x 8 " image is fully reproduced in the book but in a milky sort of view. The vivid detail that Tudor painted in lost in the reproduction. The central image has the two main characters standing before a large fireplace with a boiling caldron - an alchemist's laboratory. There are numerous dark images: a skinned hare hanging on the wall, andirons that look like cobras, a bottle of blood, a mortar with two asps crawling out, etc. The cheeriest part of the whole picture is a brilliant blue night sky with stars twinkling. Tudor imparts a particularly interesting three dimensional view with a hawk, a small bird, and her banty rooster Chickahominy painted superimposed on the frame. Their action is outside the main image, as is a small sea weed detail with two fishes painted outside the frame to the left. The apprentice looks more the part of the innocent prince, but there is none of the sweetness and light of Tudor's earlier Book of Fairy Tales. There is residue of a gummed label in the top border outside the image, and a penciled $300.00 on the back.

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18164:CRACHITS' CHRISTMAS DINNER

A simple, but lovely watercolor reproduced on page 30 of Take Joy! (1968). A twig frame around the entire page, a large portion of which is blank, reserved for two columns of text. A vignette in the upper left hand corner depicts Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim sitting opposite each other by a fireplace. Signed T. Tudor. In Tudor's French mat.

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