A Guide to the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation Illustrations ca. 1946-1963 Misty of Chincoteague Foundation Illustrations ca. 1946-1963 11379

A Guide to the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation Illustrations ca. 1946-1963

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Accession number 11379


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Repository
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
11379
Title
Misty of Chincoteague Foundation Illustrations ca. 1946-1963
Physical Characteristics
ca. 170 illustrations, letter, and other items
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists chiefly of black and white illustrations by Weslye Dennis used in Marguerite Henry's books including Misty of Chincoteague, Sea Star, Orphan of Chincoteague, and Stormy, Misty's Foal. The collection also contains a letter from Henry to Dennis and miscellaneous artwork.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is without restrictions.

Use Restrictions / Copyright Information

Book copyrights pertaining to all the art, including the black and white illustration art are owned by Simon and Schuster, publishers of Misty of Chincoteague, Stormy, Misty's Foal, and Sea Star: Orphan of Chincoteague. Any additional copyrights of this portion of the illustration collection are transferred to the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation, Inc., a registered 501c (3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to the preservation of archives related to the legend of Misty and education. Any and all future royalty proceeds from use of the drawings in the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation Calendar, Misty of Chincoteague art exhibits, or reproductions for sale will be the property of the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation. MCF, Inc. reserves the right to copy any of the art for purposes associated with its role.

Preferred Citation

Misty of Chincoteague Collection, 1946-1963, Accession #11379, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift of the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation, Inc. through Elizabeth H. Sutton of Charlottesville, Virginia, on February 9, 1998.


Scope and Content Information

There are ca. 170 illustrations, ca. 1946-1963, chiefly black and white pencil drawings, by Wesley Dennis (1903-1966), noted author and illustrator of books for children and young adults, used in the following books by Marguerite Henry (1902-1997), Misty of Chincoteague[1947], Sea Star: Orphan of Chincoteague[1949], and Stormy, Misty's Foal[1963]. The collaboration between Henry and Dennis contributed significantly to the popularity of horse books. Misty of Chincoteagueis one of the best known and most popular of Dennis' work for young readers. The illustrations by Wesley Dennis are often considered a major contributing factor in making Marguerite Henry's stories classic favorites.

There is also a letter, February 4, 1946, from Marguerite Henry to Wesley Dennis, concerning the autographing party for Misty of Chincoteagueand Morgan sketches or other horse illustrations by Dennis to be displayed. Other items include a color poster illustration by Wesley Dennis of "Misty" promoting " Misty of Chincoteagueby Marguerite Henry & Illustrated by Wesley Dennis" and a mat board of twelve black-and-white illustrations used chiefly for Stormy, Misty's Foal.

Contents List

Box 1
Misty of Chincoteague Foundation, Inc. 1995-1998
Misty of ChincoteagueIllustrations [1946]
Box: 1
2 folders
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Box 1
Sea Star: Orphan of ChincoteagueIllustrations [1948]
4 folders
Box 1
Misty of Chincoteagueby Marguerite Henry, illustrated by Wesley Dennis 1947
Box 1
Sea Star: Orphan of Chincoteagueby Marguerite Henry, illustrated by Wesley Dennis 1949
Box 2
Stormy, Misty's FoalIllustrations [1962]
6 folders
Box 2
Stormy, Misty's Foalby Marguerite Henry, illustrated by Wesley Dennis 1963
Oversize OS Box N-15
Sea Star, Orphan of ChincoteagueIllustrations [1948]
Oversize folder (14" x 18"): 2 folders
Oversize OS Box N-15
Stormy, Misty's FoalIllustrations [1962]
Oversize folder (14" x 18")
Oversize OS Box N-15
Misty of ChincoteagueIllustrations [1946]
Oversize folder (19" x 24")
Oversize OS Box N-15
Sea Star: Orphan of ChincoteagueIllustrations [1948]
Oversize folder (19" x 24")
Oversize OS Box N-15
Misty of ChincoteagueSeries Miscellaneous [1946]
Oversize folder (19" x 24")
Oversize OS Tray 39
Misty of Chincoteague [1947]
Color poster illustration (28" x 20")

by Wesley Dennis of "Misty" promoting " Misty of Chincoteagueby Marguerite Henry & Illustrated by Wesley Dennis."

Oversize OS Tray 39
Stormy, Misty's Foal [1963]
Mat board (48" x 32")

with twelve black-and-white illustrations by Wesley Dennis, chiefly for this book