Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Fairies among the Lily Pads - Female Illustrator Fantasy

$ 35,000
  • Description
    A turn-of-the-century fantasy illustration by female illustrator May Audubon Post features a charming fairy with expanded wings resting on Lilly stems. With a makeshift fishing pole and a spider as bait, she waits for a bite. To her immediate right, a curious green grasshopper looks on with anticipation. Three other mythical beings/ fairies are depicted at the bottom of the composition and viewing the scene from below. Viewers can lose themselves in this enchanted fantasy world of little winged creatures and cute bugs. Created more than 120 years ago, it's beauty and charm stand the test of time. — signed lower right. Provenance. Vose Galleries. Work is elegantly framed in a high-end modern ebonized frame, In person, the work looks better, and the frame is absolutely spectacular. Framed under glass - Framed dimensions. 30 x 21 - May Audubon Post exhibited at the Paris Salon, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Art Club, Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy of Design, and the Society of Independent Artists. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with William Merritt Chase, Cecilia Beaux, Charles Grafly, and Hugh Breckenridge. Additionally, she studied at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry with Howard Pyle. She illustrated childens books: Bunnie Cottontail: A Rabbit’s Own Story (1909), Mother Goose in Holland (1912) and Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (1915). Women illustrators were one of the earliness professions where women releaiszes success, independence and identity. ( they signed their names to their work )
    The women illustrators were the trailblazers of their time.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Watercolor and ink on paper
    Condition: Good. o apparent evidence of any issues.
    Creation Date: 1900 circa
    Styles / Movements: Post Impressionism, Surrealism, Illustration
    Incollect Reference #: 629213
  • Dimensions
    W. 14.5 in; H. 24 in;
    W. 36.83 cm; H. 60.96 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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