Vibrant watercolour by British Australian illustrator, Peg Maltby (1899 - 1984). Peg Maltby, née Agnes Newberry Orchard, worked in England as an illustrator of chocolate-box lids before emigrating to Melbourne where she became a member of the Victorian Artists' Society holding successful exhibitions of her watercolours in the 1930s and 1940s. Maltby rose to fame with the publication of 'Peg's Fairy Book', published by Muffetts in 1944 and selling over 180,000 copies in five editions. The rare inclusion of a native koala in the composition gives this particular watercolour by Peg Maltby an important little place in Australian art history.Item #1181
Watercolour on paper, 310 mm x 220 mm, signed 'Peg Maltby' lower left-hand corner, framed.
Price (AUD): $2,450.00 other currencies