Hilary Knight collection. Limited edition lithograph created by Hilary Knight on the occasion of the centennial of the Plaza Hotel, with which Knight's Eloise has become synonymous. Printed on handmade rag paper with deckled edge. A whimsical drawing of Eloise, with her dog Weenie and turtle Skipperdee in tow, returning to a warm welcome at her home, the Plaza Hotel, which dominates the scene. Suitable for framing. Signed by Mr. Knight and hand-numbered 296 of 300 in pencil. 2007.
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.