[Illustrations to 'Uncle Peter. A True Story']The two creatures were lying side by side on the rug. chap 8 page 54. [&] The dogs would wait until he descended. chap 11 page 74
Two pen & ink illustratons on scraperboard; images 205 x 135mm. 8 x 5¼" & 205 x 130mm. 8 x 5". Stamped '5 Mar 1940' to verso. With 14 others, total 16. Some wear.
A black cat and a dog in an interior, and a cat treed by two dogs, original book illustration for 'Uncle Peter. A true story...' by Harper Cory W. Neave Parker (1910 - 1961) worked as a surveyor for a short while before going on to serve in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, working in the Photographic Unit. After making the acquaintance of Maurice Burton, a scientific associate at the Natural History Museum and also honorary science editor at the Illustrated London News, he began to produce animal illustrations. The first of his drawings of prehistoric animals appeared in the Illustrated London News on 30 September 1950. He became an accomplished scientific illustrator and the National History Museum commissioned him to do a series of picture postcards; the museum retains the 19 original drawings for this series. Parker also illustrated numerous children's books. His drawings are held in the Ulster Museum and he was the subject of an exhibition there entitled, ' The Prehistoric World of Neave Parker' in 1993.
See BL W.P.5331/5.
[Ref: 25286] £750.00