Little Boy Blue come blow your horn
Medium: Watercolor and gold paint on paper
Dimensions: composition: 7 3/8 × 5 1/4 in. (18.7 × 13.3 cm)
sheet: 9 3/4 × 6 in. (24.8 × 15.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: Date and place of publication not identified
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 2018
About: Coombs Hills probably designed this watercolor, which illustrates a figure from the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, as a Christmas card, as it features the character’s usual verse changed to a Christmas-themed poem.
Little Boy Blue traditionally blows his horn to call the sheep from meadows. In this scene, the call greets Christmas morning.
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