Hilary Knight collection. Lithograph produced in 1995 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the publication of Eloise, in a limited edition of 500. Printed on heavy card stock. Features 40 original illustrations by Mr. Knight of Eloise in various poses and engaged in various activities. Signed by Mr. Knight.
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.