Jun 24, 2021 - Sale 2574

Sale 2574 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
WILLIAM STEIG (1907-2003)
"'Bats and Barnacles!' Ebenezer exclaimed..." Study for the illustration in Steig's Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride (New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1974). Mixed Media, including watercolor, ink and graphite on paper. 203x216 mm; 8x8 1/2 inches, on 10 1/2x10-inch sheet. Signed "W. Steig" in lower image. Archivally framed. A copy of the 1992 paperback edition accompanies the artwork.

A colorful and humorous variant illustration of the role reversal when donkey Ebenezer and Farmer Palmer the pig switch cart positions on their periled trip back from an otherwise successful market day. The published version differs in detail but maintains the basic composition and coloring.