Sale 18FP02 | Lot 1166

Ludwig Bemelmans

Catalogue: Fine Paintings

Lot Details

Lot 1166
Ludwig Bemelmans
American, 1898-1962
Original Book Illustration for 'Madeline in London'
Signed Bemelmans (ll); stamped Bemelmans Madeline in an oval cartouche (lr)
Ink, watercolor and gouache on board
18 3/4 x 24 7/8 inches (47.6 x 63.2 cm)

Hammer Galleries, NY, Inv. no. 18514-27

The drawing depicts Madeline brushing Pepito's horse's teeth as Miss Clavel and the other girls look on while they prepare for bed.

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $25,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Lightly toned; scattered foxing; minor crease at the upper right corner; discoloration along the edges.

It is reproduced on page 54 of the book, published in 1961.

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Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $25,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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