"Fauntleroy and the Greenaway Girl"
(Burnett, Frances Hodgson)
Price: 1850.00 USD
(N.p: c. 1886). A signed original drawing in ink over pencil by Birch, who is best known for illustrating Burnett's classic work for children, Little Lord Fauntleroy, published in 1886. Fauntleroy is immediately recognizable in his plumed hat and lace-trimmed velvet suit, standing near a little girl in a costume typical of Kate Greenaway's illustrations. Above is a scroll saying "Wishes," and a wishbone. This drawing never appeared in the book. The artist has erased and drawn over the original outline of the girl's figure. On the back the words "The Birch Boy and the Greenaway Girl" are crossed out and replaced with "Fauntleroy and the Greenaway Girl." On wove paper, 17 by 19 inches, matted. Slight chipping to top edge, else fine.