Charles Wysocki
Toying With Dinner

Toying With Dinner 
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Toying With Dinner
A Limited edition print by
Charles Wysocki
edition size: 1500 signed and numbered on paper
Image size: 34 x 17 1/4  overall size: 38 1/2 x 21 3/4
Released in December 1999

The idea for this Charles Wysocki release was struck around 1990 when the artist and his wife, Liz, visited an antique shop where an English biscuit tin shaped like a toy boat caught their eye.

"The hinged top where the smoke stacks are located serve as the lid/door to gain access to the cookies. This tin sat in our den for years, and each time I passed it on the way to my studio, I knew that someday it would be featured in one of my paintings. Just recently the light bulb went on when I thought of it as an 'eatery.' Picturing the fun of people dining in a boat designed as a toy fired my imagination. So I placed it in the snowy Cape Cod setting to give it a fresh, unique look and christened it 'Seven Sailors' because seven is my lucky number. Then reality and history were added. The menu holders, for example, were actually banners carried at Abraham Lincoln's funeral. 'The Vault' is a real antique shop and Aesop's Table Restaurant is serving daily on Cape Cod. The Old Colony Railroad line ran close to the shoreline, just as illustrated in this print.I invite you to join me at this wonderful place for a cup of cocoa!" -Charles Wysocki

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