Virginia Lee Burton

Christopher’s Car

Christopher’s Car is an unfinished work that began in its earliest stages as Aris’ Car (dedicated to Burton’s oldest son, Aristides.)

It begins

Once there was a boy.

His name was Christoper.

Christoper wanted

a car of his own

more than anything else

in the world.


The collection consists of approximately 96 drawings in color and black and white, 70 notebook sketches and a manuscript with various corrections and revisions.  This is sold only as a complete set.  Below is a small selection. Please contact the gallery for content and pricing inquiries.