Dec 14, 2023 - Sale 2656

Sale 2656 - Lot 62

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 750 - $ 1,000
"Santa with Presents." Cover illustration for a coloring book by Merrill Company Publishers, Fall 1961. Gouache on board. 378x279 mm; 14 7/8x11 1/2 inches (image), on 18 3/4x14-inch board.

Weighed down by armfulls of presents, Santa Claus smiles at the viewer and holds a list of children's names and gifts. Dolls, candy, toys, packages and a tricycle are brought to life with intense color against a dark green backdrop.