Howard Chandler Christy (New York, 1872-1952) original watercolor and goauche illustration on F. W. Devoe illustration board, from the book "Seven Darlings" written by Gouverneur Morris and illustrated by Christy. Depicts the young dark haired character Eve, partially nude, wading into an outdoor pool, surrounded by green leafy foiliage. Illustrated on page 244 of the book with the caption "Eve was at the opposite side of the pool from where she had left her clothes". Signed and dated lower right "Howard Chandler Christy/1914". Titled and dated en verso "Seven Darlings – 10/20/14". Housed in a parcel gilt and green painted frame with shaped green matte. Sight – 32 3/4" H x 25 3/4" W. Framed – 42 1/2" H x 34 1/2" W. CONDITION: Overall toning to paper. Light scratch across subject's face. Some minor pinprick areas to margins, scattered white marking upper half to paper. Top of illustration board adhered to top of matte.
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