GARTH MONTGOMERY WILLIAMS (American, 1912-1996). Charlotte’s Web, book cover, 1952.
GARTH MONTGOMERY WILLIAMS (American, 1912-1996)
Charlotte’s Web, book cover, 1952
Graphite and ink on paper
14 x 11 in.
Signed lower right
Garth Williams’s historic, iconic masterpiece of children’s book art appeared on the cover of E. B. White’s beloved classic, Charlotte’s Web, Harper & Brothers, 1952.
Publishers Weekly listed Charlotte’s Web as the best-selling children’s paperback of all time as of 2000. The book has been translated into 35 foreign languages and is still in print in 21 of them.
Also included in this lot are a 14 x 16.5 in. ink drawing of a web that was used to create the decorative end paper design for the book, and two 9 x 8 in. watercolors of the cover design.
From the Estate of Garth Williams. Estimate: $20,000 – $30,000.
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