Item #22776 Playtime (Panorama). anon.
Playtime (Panorama)
Playtime (Panorama)
Playtime (Panorama)
/anon, probably Beatrice Mallet, illustrator.

Playtime (Panorama)

Whitman Publishing Company, No. 2032, "Made in U. S. A., (late 1920's), panorama, orange board covers with three little children, a darling shocked headed doll, and a toy horse going to bed; a little golfer on the back; red all around, accordion-fold red-taped double-sided boards making 8 boards, 16 pictures in all, each different; each page 10 x 8; total 128" x 10", Novelty panorama.

Cute details in these paintings of round faced children, somewhat like Chloe Preston's children but without that wild self-confidence. In view of the mouths and the three upright eyelashes, these paintings are almost certainly by Beatrice Fox Mallet, an English artist who married the French humorist artist Herve Mallet in 1919. Little stories on each page in attractive calligraphy tell of the children's daily occupations: reading, gardening, blowing bubbles.

CONDITION:Very Good; outside cover boards with rubbed corners, on bottom margin of the top cover: a Christmas 1935 name of of a child who later gave it to her son in 1952, a small rubbed pencil price impression on the back; the inner pictures and tapes are very clean and in nice condition. Item #22776

Price: $65.00

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