There's still time to bid on this colored-pencil study by Maude Hutchins. Hutchins, author of Victorine, had a modestly successful career as a visual artist before she settled down to write her peculiar psycho-sexual novels. In fact, she was an art student at Yale when she met her future husband (also future president of the University of Chicago), and while she was in Chicago, she collaborated with Mortimer Adler on the book Diagrammatics—which displayed her "psychological" nude drawings alongside Adler's experimental verses.
Hutchins also drew the cover illustration for at least one of her own books, the scandalous Diary of Love. And no discussion of Hutchin's covers would be complete without mentioning the cover Andy Warhol designed for the New Directions edition of Love Is a Pie. Of course, nothing puts us in mind of Hutchins's novels so much as the work of Lisa Yuskavage, which is why a watercolor of hers illustrates the nyrb edition of Victorine.