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ROJANKOVSKY, FEODOR. ROJANKOVSKY,FEODOR. ORIGINAL ART: GIANT GOLDEN BOOK OF CAT STORIES. Offered here are 4 fine original watercolors that appear on pp. 19 and 54 of The Giant Book Of Cat Stories published by Golden Books in 1953. The 4 images are attractively mounted, matted and framed to 35 inches wide x 12" high. They could be separated and framed individually. The first image is a great seaside scene. The cat is the captain of a cruise ship and he wears a cap and smokes a pipe. The ship, palm trees and low buildings make a charming Mediterranean scene. It measures 4 1/2" square. The next watercolor shows the prow of a working sailboat with workers closing the sails in port. The foreground shows the old captain smoking a pipe. He is leaning over to receive a cat given to him by a little girl. The image measures 8" wide x 5 1/2" high with a corner clipped. The third image shows a variety of brightly colored ships and boats in the harbor. In the foreground the cat captain is smoking his pipe, wearing his cap and a sweater. The image measures 4 1/4" wide x 6" high. The final piece is a different view of the same harbor with a lighthouse in the background and the sky coloring at dusk. The captain is talking with another cat leaning on a railing. The image measures 3 3/4" wide x 4 1/2" high. Rojankovsky was a Russian emigre artist who became an important illustrator of children's books. He illustrated the Domino Press' landmark Daniel Boone, and won the Caldecott Award in 1956 for Frog Went A'Courtin. Original art by Rojan rarely appears on the market and these are great images.


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