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Sale 2495 Lot 6
"The Count and the Cobbler." 25 illustrations (complete, with 21 for story and 4 putti) for Bemelmans's story of the same name, published in Harper's Bazaar, December 1935. Ink, watercolor, and wash on paper. Sizes vary, the smallest measures 25x38 mm; 1x1 1/2 inches, the largest measures 102x178 mm; 4x7 inches, mounted to board in the same position as published, printed caption in top margin. Framed. Accompanied by a tear sheet of the published story.
Estimate $7,000 - 10,000
A charming array of illustrations jauntily displayed across a large sheet to mirror the double-page spread where it first appeared in Harper's Bazaar. It appeared again in a Dutch holiday publication "Een Kerst Geschiedenis" with the full title (here translated) "A Christmas Story/The Story of a Cobbler, The Cobbler's Wife, Count César de la Tour/de la Tour-Midi and his butler Joseph, the Cobbler's children, a promising baby/their shoes and a Christmas tree" (Amsterdam: C.G.A. Corvey, 1946). Pomerance B1; E1 (for story).