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    Lot 230: William Oden Waller studio, Manhattan Mary, gouache and graphite, 1927. Sold for $77,500.



    The finale of our 2017 auction season was our popular sale of Illustration Art, a biannual offering of original art intended for publication. Headlining a robust theater section was a dynamic Art Deco set design by William Oden Waller for the 1927 production of Manhattan Mary that shows a jazz band in full swing. Also highlighted in this section was a collection of bold costume designs by Cecil Beaton, Eugene Berman, Christian Bérard and Nikolai Benois.




    Lot 223: Carrie Robbins, The High Priestess of Dagon, costume design for Samson and Delilah, mixed media on vellum. Sold for $488.

    Lot 135: Georges Lepape, Après la Tempête, watercolor, ink,

    graphite & gold highlighting, cover illustration for Vogue, 1919.

    Sold for $32,500.



    Lot 226: Pavel Tchelitchew, Savonarola, graphite, gouache and watercolor, set design, 1923. Sold for $8,125.



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    Lot 79: Dr. Seuss, A Great Galumphing Galoot!, pen and ink with wash, on front endpaper of Dr. Seuss’s ABC, 1963.

    Sold for $21,250.


    Lot 78: Maurice Sendak, Little Bear and Parents, pencil study and watercolor for Bears Around the World, 1981.

    Sold for $28,750.



    From the Golden Age of American illustration: an elegant drawing by Charles Dana Gibson, as well as James Montgomery Flagg’s watercolor and ink homage to the working woman for Judge Magazine, May 1920. Joyful images from classic works of children's literature included a 1956 watercolor by Ludwig Bemelmans of Madeline, Miss Clavel, and the 11 schoolgirls; a study and finished watercolor by Maurice Sendak featuring the beloved Little Bear family, 1981; and an archive of more than 50 drawings by Florence Pretz Smalley, the creator of the Billiken




    Lot 270: Charles Addams, Movie Scream, pen, ink, watercolor and correction fluid  on board, cartoon for The New Yorker, 1937. Sold for $31,200. 

    Lot 30: Ludwig Bemelmans, Verandah Grill Luncheon on the Queen Mary, gouache, watercolor and oil on board. Sold for $20,000.




    Lot 75: Florence Pretz Smalley, archive of 64 items relating to the Billiken. Sold for $10,000.


    Lot 271: Peter Arno, watercolor and gouache, cover illustration for The New Yorker, published May 19, 1956. Sold for $5,500.



    The largest section of art for The New Yorker we have offered to date saw covers by Peter Arno, Arthur Getz, Abe Birnbaum and Garrett Price, as well as the only published cover by Reginald Massie.




    Lot 244: Elmer Simms Campbell, New York World’s Fair 1939, watercolor and ink on board, 1939. Sold for $5,250.



    Lot 76: Alice & Martin Provensen, Blake's Wonderful Car Delivers us Wonderfully Well, from Nancy Willard's A Visit to William Blake's Inn, 1981. Sold for $5,500.


    Lot 124: Charles Dana Gibson, pen and ink, 1915. Sold for $2,000.



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    For more information on the sale, contact a Specialist in the Illustration Art Department. 


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