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Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor

Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor

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Description (Brief)

Original artwork used for page 21 of the book, Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor, written by Margaret Wise Brown with illustrations by J.P. Miller and published by Simon & Schuster in New York, New York, in 1952.

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
1952
maker
Miller, J.P.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/8 in x 6 in; 13.0175 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1992.0634.082.22
accession number
1992.0634
catalog number
1992.0634.082.22
Credit Line
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
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