Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 31

Price Realized: $ 125,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 50,000 - $ 70,000
EDMUND DULAC (1882-1953)
"The Snow Queen." Illustration for the chapter "Second Story: A Little Boy and a Little Girl" from "The Snow Queen" published in Stories from Hans Andersen with illustrations by Edmund Dulac (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1911), page 11. Watercolor, gouache, pen, and ink on paper. 320x253 mm; 12 3/8x10 inches, on 13 1/2x11-inch sheet. Signed "Edmund Dulac" and dated [19]10 in lower right image. Cornered to mount; archivally matted and framed.

One of the most iconic and beautiful images from the great master of illustration.

The full published caption reads "Many a Winter's night she flies through the streets and peeps in at the windows and then the ice freezes on the panes into wonderful patterns like flowers."

Provenance: Lt. Col. Colin Campbell; Tenant Galleries, Los Angeles; Harry C. Kent, California; Clarence Paul and David Wilson, California; sale, Christie's, New York, February 15, 1985, lot 374; sale, Christie's, New York, May 25, 1994, lot 88; private collection, New York.

Exhibited: Leicester Galleries, London, "Edmund Dulac," November to December 1911, no. 1. Loose exhibition label included in lot.