BOOK ILLUSTRATION 1929 RAGGEDY ANN Resting with LITTLE RAGS DOG Colored Bookplate with Professionally Cut Mat 1929 Johnny Gruelle Free US Shipping
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It was such an old tattered book, but when I peeked inside I found gorgeous colored illustrations by Johnny Gruelle. They were printed on lovely paper stock with brilliant colors.
How perfect this would be for your babyâ€™s nursery. I have matted the illustration with a professionally custom-cut white mat with a beveled edge. This treasure is ready to slip into an 8 x 10 inch frame of your choosing.
ITEM: Raggedy Ann and Little Rags Matted Plate
BOOK: Printed in 1929 by M.A. Donohue, Chicago
ARTIST: Johnny Gruelle
IMAGE SIZE: Approximately 4.25 x 6.75 inches
MAT SIZE: 8 x 10 inches
MATBOARD: Crescent, Regular buffered PH-neutral, #3297 Arctic White
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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
He was born John Barton Gruelle in Arcola, Illinois. His father Richard Gruelle was an artist affiliated with Hoosier Group of Indiana artists. His first well known cartooning work was â€śMr. Twee Deedleâ€ť which Gruelle created after he beat out 1,500 entrants to win a cartooning contest sponsored in 1911 by The â€śMr. Twee Deedleâ€ť was in print from 1911 to 1914.
Gruelle gave his daughter Marcella a dusty, faceless rag doll which she found in the attic. He drew a face on the doll and named her Raggedy Ann. Marcella played with the doll so much, Gruelle figured other children would like the doll too. Gruelle's Raggedy Ann doll U.S. Patent D47,789 was dated September 7, 1915. In 1918, the PF Volland Company published â€śRaggedyAnn Storiesâ€ť. Gruelle then created a series of popular Raggedy Ann books and dolls. These became Volland's major source of revenue.
Gruelle lived in the Silvermine section of New Canaan, Connecticut, where the dolls were first mass produced, and later moved his home and company to neighboring Wilton, Connecticut. Gruelle spent a year in Ashland, Oregon from 1923-1924. He had a long-standing heart condition, and died in Miami Beach, Florida on January 8, 1938, of a heart attack. â€”Source Wikipedia
Professionally cut matboard, 1929 bookplate
Dimensions and Weight
|Dimensions:||(in | cm)||H: 10
W: 8 in
|Weight:||( lb | kg )||0.2 lb|
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