Buried Treasure from Sheilah Beckett

Last week a note arrived from Sean Smith:

"My mother and I were going through some files and came up with some more original work, and I thought you might like to see it." Enclosed were nearly two dozen jpegs of gorgeous illustration originals and tearsheets by Sheilah Beckett.

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The grouping I'm sharing with you are from two 1950s books Sheilah Beckett illustrated. Above are some drawings from the "Ribald Reader"...

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... and below are three pieces from the 1959 book, "Green Mansions."

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Tomorrow we'll look at several more of the scans Sean sent. Meanwhile, a reminder that Sean has created a Sheilah Beckett Facebook Fan page, which I'm sure many readers would like to join.

* My Sheilah Beckett Flickr set.

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