The African magician awaited him with the utmost impatience
Medium: Ink and gouache on illustration board
Dimensions: composition: 9 7/8 × 6 1/2 in. (25.1 × 16.5 cm)
sheet: 15 × 10 13/16 in. (38.1 × 27.5 cm)
Illustration Citation: "The Story of Aladdin," in The Arabian Nights, Edward L. Thorndike, ed. (New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1936)
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1989
About: Boris Artzybasheff was born in Ukraine, settled in America in 19, and won success as an illustrator of adults' and children's books and magazines. This image is typical of his comic exaggeration and stylized drawing.
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