Thirty-eight (38) Garth Montgomery Williams (Colorado, 1912-1996) works on paper including cover art for "The New Yorker" magazine, 1945, and thirty-seven (37) sketches of England, France, and Italy. 1st item: Watercolor on paper cover art for "The New Yorker" magazine, 1945, depicting a man in a military uniform and a young woman embracing in a New York City alcove with four children, three boys and a girl, spying on them. Signed "Garth Williams" top right. Signed and dated "1945" en verso. Additionally signed with artist's New York address and pencil numeral en verso of board. Top and top right edges of sheet pasted to board. Sheet – 16 1/8" H x 12" W. Board – 20" H x 16" W. 2nd-38th items: Thirty-seven (37) pen and ink, pencil, or watercolor on paper sketches of England, France, and Italy, including eighteen (18) sketches depicting English landscapes, including Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, the ruins of Richborough Castle, in Richborough near Sandwich, Kent, and more. All signed "Garth Williams", "Garth", or "GW", seventeen (17) with titles, and eleven (11) dated circa 1932-39. Two (2) with The American British Art Center, Inc. New York labels en verso. Eleven (11) mounted to mats; sixteen (16) sketches depicting French scenes and landscapes, including the city of Paris, Marseilles, Noyes, La Chapelle, and Boise De Boulogne, and more. All signed "Garth Williams", "Garth", or "GW", all with titles, ten (10) dated circa 1934-38. Four (4) with The American British Art Center, Inc. New York labels en verso. Thirteen (13) mounted to mats; and three (3) sketches of Italian city scenes, including a Tivoli bus, La Scala, Naples, Intermission, and the Neapolitan Square. All signed "Garth Williams" or "Garth", all with titles, and two (2) dated circa 1936-1938. All mounted to mats. Sketches ranging in size from 6 3/4" H x 8 3/4" W to 14 3/8" H x 15 5/8" W. All items 2nd quarter 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition. Paste stains to edges of sheet en verso. Board with wear to be expected from age. 2nd-38th items: Overall good condition with some thumb soiling, scuffs, tears, largest 1".
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