Lot 162: Rose O'Neill Illustration
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
October 27, 2016
Miami, FL, USA
Rose O'Neill original art showing President Calvin Coolidge, and all of the things that he likes to do. From motoring, to gardening, to fishing. This is a great original ink illustration(undated). Rose O'Neill was most famous for her cute-kid cartoons which appeared in Saturday Evening Post, and came to be known as the "Kewpies,". Original Ink on art paper, showing Coolidge the full-bleed art measures 20" x 14.5" and the art is in Very Good condition.
O'Neill, Rose Cecil:O'Neill is best known for creating the image of the "Kewpie Doll," a plump, cupid-like child. Kewpie Dolls soon became popular as bisque figures and as the ubiquitous carnival prize, until the advent of Disney's Mickey Mouse in the 1930s. American illustrator, 1874-1944
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