(COONEY,BARBARA)illus. TWO WATER COLORS FROM "THE MAN WHO DIDN'T WASH HIS DISHES" by Phyllis Krasilovsky. (pub. by Doub. in 1950). Offered here are 2 charming watercolors used in Krasilovsky's first book, purchased from Krasilovsky with her provenance on a slip of paper. The first image measures 5 1/2 x 8" on board 8 x 11 1/2". A blank corner is restored, there is some crackling to the paper and old paper backing on the back. The image shows the man at his dining room table full of food with a cat in the foreground. The second piece has an image size of 6 1/2 x 5 1/4 on board 7 x 10 1/4". Penciled in the margin is "P.24 o p. 25". There is some crackling to the paper and old paper backing on the back. Depicted is the old man next to his empty dish cupboard, surrounded by stacks and stacks of unwashed dishes, pots and pans. The story is about a man who was too lazy to wash his dishes and who eventually ran out of eating implements; he then resorted to using the soap dish, ashtrays and flower pots! He solves his problem and vows to never again put off washing the dishes. These are 2 great images from the book, both with much detail. Early Cooney and Krasilovsky's first book. Sold with a clean ex-lib copy of the book.