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Attr. to Fredrika Grosvenor, Cover design for The Three Bears. Watercolor, pen and ink, ca. 1900.
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This design for an unpublished edition of The Three Bears is attributed to the California artist Fredrika Grosvenor, who wrote and illustrated two other titles for the McLoughlin firm. Often the existence in the McLoughlin archives of an object like this watercolor leads to more questions than answers. Was the market oversaturated with versions of the fairy tale? Did this design lead the company to support Grosvenor’s 1905 title, “A Very Small Tale of Two Very Small Bears?”

Adopted by Mariana S. Oller in honor of John E. Herzog

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