THREE CHARMING ORIGINAL DRAWINGS SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR FLORENCE HOOPES
HOOPES, Florence. Original ink drawings. No place, circa 1925. Three drawings measuring approximately 7-3/4 by 8 inches, matted and framed, all three signed by Hoopes. $1200.
Three original ink drawings by Florence Hoopes, signed, illustrating children's rhymes and stories, including "Little Miss Muffett.'' .
Philadelphia artists Florence and Margaret Hoopes contributed illustrations to numerous children's books and magazines throughout the early 1900s, including pen and ink drawings for the Child's Magazine, the Peter Rabbit Series and watercolor illustrations for primers and books. The drawings described above illustrate "Little Miss Muffett;'' an elf motioning to a bird in a tree; and a boy sitting on a kitchen stool, fishing in a wooden bucket.