Preparing For The Ball


Dressmakers worked frantically, cutting and sewing, nipping and tucking, trying to please the stepsisters, who were sure they could look slender and graceful--with just the right gown! The makeup artists had an equally impossible challenge--the stepsisters' permanently unpleasant pickle faces.

An original illustration from the book:
Painted by David Delamare

Medium: acrylic
Size: 24"x14"
Price: $2500

Price includes insured UPS Ground shipping within the contiguous United States. Shipping maybe be expedited for an additional fee.

This scan was made from the book, not the painting, which explains the dot pattern and center seam. While the book shows this as a two-page spread, it is actually a single painting. The actual illustration is signed and dated by the artist. This painting was originally created on artist's board (a heavy board with an archival paper surface.) When the paintings were dry, the artist removed the paper from the board for scanning by the book publisher. As a result, the back has an uneven surface. This does not detract from the appearance or value of the painting. It does help authenticate the fact that this piece was used in a book. Similar Delamare illustrations have been purchased and displayed by museums.

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