Dec 16, 2021 - Sale 2592

Sale 2592 - Lot 88

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
TONY SARG (1882-1942)
Inspecting Antiquities. Illustration for an unidentified story, 1912. Gouache and ink on board. 203x295 mm; 8x11 3/4 inches. Signed "Tony Sarg L.S.C. 12" in lower left corner. Framed.

Published: Henry C. Pitz and Norman Rockwell, 200 Years of American Illustration, New York, 1977, page 145.

A charming, though unidentified image of three men inspecting Egyptian antiquities as evidenced by one of them holding up a verdigris copper Ushabti figure.

In addition to his children's books, the multi-talented Sarg designed the iconic lion's head logo for Lyon's Marmalade, revived puppetry and marionette theater in the U.S., built dedicated barber shops for children within department stores, created jigsaw puzzles and musical toys, and is credited with inventing the helium balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades.