Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 41

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000)

Smith College Alumnae fund invitation.

Original artwork commissioned by Smith College for a fundraising card. Together, two sheets. The illustration art measures 83x190 mm; 3 1/4x7 1/2 inches, on a 6x9-inch sheet; the card containing hand lettering measures 1 1/4x4 inches on a 5 1/2x6 3/4-inch sheet.

Gorey's droll wording reads: "If you wish they continue to live, Your kin and your kith, You will extravagantly give to the fund, Alumnae, at Smith FORTHWITH."

Provenance: The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, consigned to support its mission of maintaining Gorey's artistic legacy and the animal welfare organizations he supported.