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.
The grouping I'm sharing with you are from two 1950s books Sheilah Beckett illustrated. Above are some drawings from the "Ribald Reader"...
... and below are three pieces from the 1959 book, "Green Mansions."
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.