Sep 29, 2016 - Sale 2423

Sale 2423 - Lot 269

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
"Just keep your shirt on. You'll see." Cartoon for The New Yorker, published June 22, 1946, with their copyright stamps and notations on verso. Watercolor, ink and wash on board heightened in white, with printed caption affixed to board. Image approximately 267x292 mm; 10 1/2x11 1/2 inches, on 14 3/4x13 1/4-inch board. Signed "Chas Addams" in lower right image. Residue from prior matting in margins, few spots of foxing.

Additional Details

After its first appearance on page 23 of the 22 June 1946 issue of The New Yorker, this cartoon was published again in Addams's compilation book titled Addams and Evil (Random House, 1947.)