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      Sale 2440 | Lot 27
      Price Realized: $5,250With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2440 Lot 27

        LUDWIG BEMELMANS.
        "He said - 'let's play a game of tag' and let a cat out of the bag." Illustration published in "Madeline and the Bad Hat" (New York: Viking Press, 1956) featuring the Spanish Ambassador's son and Madeline's mischievous friend, Pepito. Pen, ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper. 464x527 mm; 18 1/4x20 3/4 inches. Signed "Bemelmans" in lower right image, captioned below image. Extreme outer edges toned, dampstain along lower left edge, ink inventory inscription on verso. Framed. Provenance: Hammer Galleries, New York, circa 1957 to present owner.

        Estimate $7,000 - 10,000


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,250

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