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"A Chinese Opal" by Alice Pauline Schafer, Amer., (1899-1980)
Gouache and Ink, ca. 1925, Arched Vertical Composition, 8-13/16 x 4-7/16, initialed in ink by shoe at lower right, signed & titled in ink on verso, on thin smooth cream wove bristol board; with fragments of the original marbled paper border. A charming and imaginative illustration with extremely fine detail by this respected but underknown artist.