Sep 29, 2016 - Sale 2423

Sale 2423 - Lot 275

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"Bountiful Squalor - The Village." A charming scene featuring three children and a cat playing in Puerto Rico; a study for a proposed cover for The New Yorker. Watercolor and pencil on board. 464x540 mm; 18 1/4x21 1/4 inches. Signed "Bemelmans" and inscribed, "To Jean with fondest regards, Ludwig Bemelmans" in lower image. Light age-toning, yellowing cellotape remnants at extreme left edge, small subtle area of adhesive residue in image. Framed. Nd, circa 1950s.