Jul 16, 2020 - Sale 2541

Sale 2541 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
"Babar took them to see the Cathedral of Notre Dame." Color study for the illustration in Babar's World Tour, (New York: Harry Abrams, 2005). Mixed media, including gouache, watercolor, pen and ink, over graphite. 235x220 mm; 9 1/4x8 1/2 inches, image, on larger sheet. Signed in full, lower left image. Archivally matted and framed to 18x17 1/4 inches.

Provenance: Mary Ryan Gallery; private collection, New York City.

A now poignant scene of the famous pachyderm and his family gazing upon Notre Dame Cathedral from Pont Saint-Louis. This late-but-spirited volume in the Babar series takes its young viewers on an armchair tour of Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan, Thailand, Peru, Mexico, Egypt, Antarctica and other fabulous locales.