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    Sale 2495 | Lot 4
    Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
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    • Sale 2495 Lot 4

      "After Everybody had been Fed." Illustration for Bemelmans's "Madeline in London" (New York: Viking, 1961). Gouache, watercolor, and ink on board. 260x382 mm; 10 1/4x15 inches. Signed in ink, lower right image, captioned in lower margin, and with artist's stamp in right margin. In original painted wood and glass frame from Hammer Galleries.

      Estimate $30,000 - 40,000

      a bright and colorful illustration from bemelmans's final madeline book featuring Miss Clavel and the girls dancing around Pepito's birthday cake. In the story, the girls jet off to London from Paris to surprise Pepito (son of the Spanish Ambassador stationed there) who is lonely for them and wishes to explore the great city with his friens for his birthday. In the printed book, the caption is altered from the one here. There it reads "Let's celebrate a lovely day."