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Illustration Art, Frog and Bumblebee, Joanne Chapman, Vintage Watercolor (Sold)

Joanne Chapman
The Frog and the Bumblebee
American: 1949
Watercolor and gouache on illustration board
Artist’s name lower right, and dated May 17, 1949
15 x 20 inches, overall
11 x 17 inches, image

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A frog sits in a garden at the base of a white fence, eyeing a bee hovering nearby. The illustration is labeled “Illus. IIB”; it was probably part of a set of illustrations for a children’s book or magazine, perhaps also illustrating a song.

Pencil notation lower right, presumably in artist’s hand: Joanne Chapman, Illus. IIB, May 17, ’49

Condition: Generally very good with only minor toning and wear. Blank margins with glue residue and abrasions from former mat, bumped corners, all can be matted out in framing, though artist’s notation, lower right, would be hidden by mat too.


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20th Century