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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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22411:

Watercolor illustration published on page 38, MOTHER GOOSE. In Tudor's French mat, a light blue wash frame and gilt line border. Figure of a crowned Arthur running with a sack of barley meal over his shoulder, before a windmill and tree in the moonlight. The mat masks the image showing less detail at the top than is evident in the published book. This ethereal watercolor is painted on Bristol board measuring 6 7/8" x 6 1/2". Various printing notes on the back.

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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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