Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 174

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000

MAURICE SENDAK (1928-2012)

"A very young mouse scurried up. He thought Little Bear was a tree."

Preliminary sketch for "Little Bear's New Friend" by Else Holmelund Minarik, published in Nick Jr. Magazine, December/January 2001. Graphite on tracing paper. 197x165 mm; 7 3/4x6 1/4 inches. Signed "Maurice Sendak" in pencil, lower right. Archivally matted and framed to 13 1/4x12 1/4 inches.

This appearance constituted the first revival of the beloved series "Little Bear" and its titular character after a 30-year hiatus.