Hilary Knight collection. Framed and matted reproduction of a bookplate, depicting a lion telling a bedtime story to two children, designed by Mr. Knight. The frame and matte are painted to suggest a starry night. Signed and annotated by Mr. Knight on sticker on back of frame, 1993.
Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.