"Esther Accusing Haman"   Lot no. 754

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By Willy Pogany 1882-1955

1916 (Estimated)
13.00" x 8.50"
Watercolor on Paper
Signed Lower Right



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Story illustration for "Queen Esther's Feast," published in the book Bible Stories to Read and Tell: 150 Stories from the Old Testament with References to the Old and New Testaments, selected and arranged by Frances Jenkins Olcott (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916).


The published image is captioned: "Esther Accusing Haman"  

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William Andrew (Willy) Pogany was a native of Hungary and his first studies in Budapest and Paris were in engineering. Success in caricaturing led him to pursue and art career, first in London and then in America. His influences were the Oriental artists and illuminated books, and much of his career was devoted to book illustration.

    Among his many successes were The Rubaiyat, The Kasidah, The Children’s Book of Northern Myths, The Witch’s Kitchen, The Frenzied Prince, Sonnets from the Portuguese, Fairy Flowers, Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales, Tales of the Persian Genii, A Treasury of Verse for Little Children, Stories to Tell the Littlest Ones, Hungarian Fairy Book, and Gulliver’s Travels. He also painted murals, did etchings, designed stage settings, exhibited widely, and was a favorite in Hearst’s magazines.