Hilary Knight (b. 1926)
Unused cover sketch, 1954
Eloise
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955
Graphite, pen and ink, watercolor and gouache on paper
Collection of Hilary Knight
Copyright © by Kay Thompson

Hilary Knight (b. 1926)
“I have a dog that looks like a cat,” ca. 1954
Eloise
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955
Pen and ink on paper
Collection of Hilary Knight
Copyright © by Kay Thompson

Hilary Knight (b. 1926)
Unpublished color concept rendering for “There is a lobby which is enormously large . . . ,” ca. 1954
Eloise
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955
Graphite, pen and ink and watercolor on paper
Collection of Hilary Knight
Copyright © by Kay Thompson

Hilary Knight (b. 1926)
Illustration for the Plaza Hotel children’s menu, 1957-8
Paper
Collection of Hilary Knight
Copyright © by Kay Thompson

Hilary Knight (b. 1926)
Eloise, 1956
Tempera on paper
Collection of Hilary Knight
Copyright © by Kay Thompson
 

Hilary Knight (b. 1926)
Preliminary sketch for “We sang all the way in,” ca. 1957
Eloise in Paris
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957
Graphite and pen and ink on paper with corrections by the artist in opaque white paint
Collection of Hilary Knight
Copyright © by Kay Thompson

Hilary Knight (b. 1926)
Final illustration for “And oh my lord you should see the pigeons,” 1959
Eloise in Moscow
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959
Graphite and pen and brush and ink on paper with corrections by the artist in opaque white paint
Collection of Hilary Knight
Reprinted with the permission of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, from ELOISE IN MOSCOW © 1959, 1987 by Kay Thompson. All rights reserved.

Hilary Knight (b. 1926)
Final illustration for “Here’s what we did a lot of,” 1959
Eloise in Moscow
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959
Graphite and pen and brush and ink with gouache on paper
Collection of Hilary Knight
Reprinted with the permission of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, from ELOISE IN MOSCOW © 1959, 1987 by Kay Thompson. All rights reserved.

Hilary Knight (b. 1926)
Final illustration for “I always stay at the National whenever I am in Moscow,” 1959
Eloise in Moscow
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959
Graphite and pen and brush and ink with gouache on paper
Collection of Hilary Knight
Reprinted with the permission of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, from ELOISE IN MOSCOW © 1959, 1987 by Kay Thompson. All rights reserved.

Unidentified photographer
Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight on the set of Funny Face, 1956
Courtesy of Sam Irvin

Creative: Tronvig Group