Jan 22, 2015 - Sale 2372

Sale 2372 - Lot 216

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
Two cartoons for The New Yorker. Watercolor, ink and wash on board. 387x508 mm; 15 1/4x20 inches, board. First cartoon uncaptioned but showing a casually seated, cigarette smoking model in a Alexander Hamilton costume posing for an artist's counterfeit of the $10 bill while two shady looking guys look on. Signed in ink upper right, Published in the October 22, 1949 issue. The New Yorker Magazine stamps and printers' marks on verso. Second captioned 'Keep perfectly still, Henderson. I've seen this very situation handled several times in the cinema." A version of the image used in the May 25, 1940 issue. Unsigned. Both with some average soiling, but images clean.