Thursday, April 09, 2009

A New Treasure {which will be kept for a future nursery}

This is one of my favorite yard sale finds. A little 1920s craftsman home had a tiny sale in their yard and the painting was leaning against a tree.
{this is one of my favorite parts}
At first glance I didn't think much of it. But then I looked at it closer and it reminded me of a Madeline book. Very french children's story of yesteryear.

The frame it's in is terribly plain, definitely not suitable for such a cute painting.
{i love the look on the lion's face}
I paid hardly anything for it, but I wonder what Kit in 1953 was thinking when he painted it and how long it took for him to get the frog in the perfect jump.

Thank you, Kit from 1953. It's great.


hillary said...

it looks like a page from a little golden book

Becka Dietrich said...

Oh my gosh that's amazing! I don't think I would have given it a second look the first time either. But on looking closely at each part it grows into a masterpiece. I"m so jealous of all your finds. You have such a great eye for beautiful pieces.

disillusioned said...

That's a great painting. Did you look up the painter on-line? It looks like it was done for some illustration or something!

Mary P.