Original Pen and Ink Drawing
GREENAWAY, Kate. Original Pen and Ink Drawing. "Two girls collecting Flowers". , NP.
Original pen and ink drawing of two young girls collecting flowers. Initialed "KG" on front of drawing. Ink is sepia toned. Drawing on thick cardstock. (Drawing size: 5 3/8 x 3 7/8 inches; 137 x 99 mm; Frame size: 6 3/4 x 5 inches; 175 mm x 125 mm). Matted, framed and glazed.

Picture is very clean. Some wear and adhesive removal marks along edges of cardstock. Some minor toning and soiling. The blank verso with some darker soiling, not affecting image on reverse side. Image, mat and glaze placed inside frame, but not secured. Overall a very nice, sweet drawing.

Kate Greenaway (1846-1901). Born in London to an engraver father and a seamstress mother, Kate Greenaway's drawings were to capture forever an idealized image of Regency in childhood and rural life. From the age of twelve, Greenaway studied her craft, first at the Finsbury School of Art and later at the newly founded Slade School of Fine Art. Greenaway got her first commissions through her father and after one of her card designs sold 25,000 copies in just a few weeks, her work became very sought after by publishers. Greenaway's lines were always light, fine and sure, her watercolors delicate in color and application and she used little or no shading in her work. She depicted clothing meticulously and drew her figures, flowers and plants from life. Her enormous popularity spawned hundreds of imitators.

Schuster & Engen. Thomson.

HBS # 68517 $750