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Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather

Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather

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Original artwork, of pages 1, 7, 14, 15, 21, and 28, for the book Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather, written by Dorothy Kunhardt with illustrations by J.P. Miller, and published by Simon and Schuster in New York, New York, in 1951.

John Parr Miller (1913-2004) was a native New Yorker who initially worked in the model department of Disney Studios from 1934-1942. He created characters for some of the earliest Disney productions, including Pinocchio, Fantasia and Dumbo. His interests expanded to include children’s illustrations, and his first assignment with Little Golden Books was the artwork for the Little Red Hen, one of the original fifteen books published in 1942. Working in a simple somewhat abstract style, Miller utilized bold, sharp lines and bright colors to make his images appear more graphic than painterly.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Illustration
Date made
1951
maker
Miller, J.P.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 in x 22 1/8 in; 45.72 cm x 56.1975 cm
ID Number
1992.0634.079.03
accession number
1992.0634
catalog number
1992.0634.079.03
Credit Line
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
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