ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]

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ARDIZZONE (EDWARD)
The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]

Sold for £ 37,562 (US$ 49,343) inc. premium
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD)
The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", on 26 sheets, comprising: 23 original watercolours on 15 sheets (including cover design and title-page, 6 extending across 2 pages, each with Ardizzone's original pen and ink outline drawing on translucent overlay); 24 black and white pen and ink illustrations on 11 sheets (3 of the images pasted on, one near detached revealing variant version underneath), all with text in Ardizzone's hand, several textual corrections and amendments, an original ink sketch of a woman on the verso of the first sheet, most with small printed label ("Tim to the Rescue") on verso, 5 with larger label with return address of the Oxford University Press, sheet size 255 x 380mm., [c.1949]

Footnotes

  • "TIM TO THE RESCUE" - THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL ARTWORK for one of Edward Ardizzone's best-loved books, the third title in his "Little Tim" series, published by the O.U.P. in 1949. "The first of these, Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (1936), arose from stories told to his own family. It draws on memories of the harbour at Ipswich and upon his liking for ships and the sea, and in its bold integration of word and picture it stands out as one of the most significant picture books of the age" (ODNB). This story was the first to introduce Ginger, who together with other characters in the series "have a claim to immortality" (Gabriel White, Edward Ardizzone. Artist and Illustrator, 1979.). In 1957 Ardizzone won the inaugural Kate Greenaway Medal for Tim All Alone, the sixth title in the Tim series.

    Provenance: Edward Ardizzone, and by descent to present owner.

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ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The complete original artwork for "Tim to the Rescue", [c.1949]
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