Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 194

Price Realized: $ 7,020
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

CHARLES ADDAMS (1912-1988)

Dungeon Dinner.

Likely illustration for Town and Country magazine, circa 1975. Pen, ink, watercolor, and wash on board. 277x250 mm; 10 7/8x9 3/4 inches, image, on 18 1/2x13 3/4-inch board. Signed "Chas Addams" in ink, lower right image. Small remnant of Town and Country label still attached to verso. See full report.

A fabulous image full of classic Addams tropes. The host addressing his anxious guest resembles his Addams Family character Uncle Fester, in a semi self-caricature that the cartoonist sometimes incorporated into his cartoons and illustrations.