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    Garth Williams. Illustration #1, Charlotte's Web.

    Garth Williams. Original preliminary drawing for illustration #1 (appearing on page 2) of Charlotte's Web, 1952: Fern takes hold of the ax and tries to pull it out of her father's hand. Ink on paper. Approximately 13.75 x 10.75 inches. Signed in full and dated 1952 by Williams at lower right. Also with Williams' notation in pencil: "This is first drawing of Fern & Mr. Arable -- I redrew this for book. Garth." Matted at some point, there is minor toning to image area (Williams' penciled caption was underneath mat and is not toned); masking tape to top edge of reverse. Fine. From the Estate of Garth Williams.


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    April, 2011
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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