Jan 23, 2014 - Sale 2337

Sale 2337 - Lot 7

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"Faster and faster." Pen and ink with pencil and wash illustration of Madeline, Miss Clavel, and the girls crammed into a taxi, rushing the driver to the train station, for Madeline and the Gypsies for McCall's magazine, 260x546 mm; 10 1/4x21 1/2 inches, unevenly cut thick white drawing paper, glue remnants, white wash edits, and printer's marks on recto, Bemelmans's faint pencil sketches on verso showing the Ferris Wheel, elephant, tree, and tent found in the published book edition. Loose from cardboard which is signed in pencil by Bemelmans: "Gypsies, Bemelmans McCalls [sic]" originally attached to artwork. [New York, 1958].

Additional Details

Madeline and the Gypsies was originally issued as a Christmas booklet that came with the December 1958 issue of McCall's. This drawing preceeds those published in the book by Viking, 1959.