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      Sale 2465 | Lot 29
      Price Realized: $75,000With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2465 Lot 29

        LUDWIG BEMELMANS.
        "And here we're back - all twelve no less - Happy New Year and Togetherness!" Rear cover illustration from "Madeline's Christmas" first published in McCall's, 1956. Ink and watercolor on paper laid down to board. 457x372 mm; 17 3/4x14 1/2 inches, archivally framed to 25 1/2x21 inches. Signed "Bemelmans" in lower right. Matted, glazed, and in the original Hammer Galleries frame with their label on frame verso, along with exhibition labels. A copy of the published supplement accompanies this lot.

        Estimate $30,000 - 40,000

        a charming image featuring madeline, miss clavel, and all the girls. "Madeline's Christmas" was originally issued as a supplement to the McCall's Christmas issue for 1956 with this image gracing the back cover. A commercial trade edition was issued in 1985 by Viking Kestrel. Provenance: Kendra and Allan Daniel. Exhibited: Brandywine River Museum "Flights into Fantasy," September-November 2007; Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, "Flights into Fantasy," July-October 2008.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $75,000

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