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Price Realized: $5,250 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
Sale 2440 Lot 27
"He said - 'let's play a game of tag' and let a cat out of the bag." Illustration published in "Madeline and the Bad Hat" (New York: Viking Press, 1956) featuring the Spanish Ambassador's son and Madeline's mischievous friend, Pepito. Pen, ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper. 464x527 mm; 18 1/4x20 3/4 inches. Signed "Bemelmans" in lower right image, captioned below image. Extreme outer edges toned, dampstain along lower left edge, ink inventory inscription on verso. Framed. Provenance: Hammer Galleries, New York, circa 1957 to present owner.
Estimate $7,000 - 10,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $5,250