Among works by Ludwig Bemelmans are two colorful illustrations from Madeline in London, which was the artist’s final Madeline work. Art by Maurice Sendak includes a graphite sketch of dancing mice from The Nutcracker, and a lively color illustration of Little Bear, from a 2001 revival of the artist’s collaboration with Else Holmelund Minarik.
Lot 40: H.A. Rey, “Do You Want To Get Across?” colored pencil, charcoal & watercolor, 1939. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000
Lot 38: Jerry Pinkney, The Lion & The Mouse, watercolor & graphite, illustration for School Library Journal, 2009. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.
Lot 14: Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, painted collage, 1990. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.
Lot 31: Maria Louise Kirk, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, pen, ink, watercolor & gouache, 1904. Estimate $5,000 to $7,500.
Lot 5: Ludwig Bemelmans, “And everyone was in his bed, gouache, watercolor and ink on board, 1961. Estimate $30,000 to $40,000.
Norman Rockwell & American Illustration
Norman Rockwell’s The Pharmacist, a study for a Saturday Evening Post cover,features one of the artist’s favorite models, James K. Van Brunt, with his remarkable mustache, as a serious, yet slightly unkempt alchemist.
Lot 128: Norman Rockwell, The Pharmacist, study for cover of The Saturday Evening Post, 1939. Estimate $70,000 to $100,000.
Lot 97: John Ford Clymer, The Perfect Christmas Tree, watercolor & gouache, circa 1930. Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.
Lot 203: Mary Mayo, “I’ll have my picture on the box some day!” illustration for a General Mills “Wheaties” print advertisement, 1957. Estimate $2,000 to $3,000.
Lot 63: Sir William Russell Flint, illustration for Homer’s Odyssey, gouache and watercolor, 1914. Estimate $10,000 to $15,000.
Lot 76: Arthur Szyk, [La Muerte] Du Negro Primero, gouache, watercolor and graphite, Simón Bolívar and His Time: 51 Miniatures by Arthur Szyk, circa 1929. Estimate $8,000 to $12,000.
Comics, Cartoons & More
Among comics and cartoons is an 11 – panel Doonesbury strip, featuring Rufus Jackson. The cartoon, which touches on racial dynamics, was created and inscribed by artist Garry Trudeau to psychologist, educator, and civil rights activist Kenneth B. Clark. As always, a superb selection of New Yorker covers and cartoons will be on offer, as well as examples of pulp, science fiction, fantasy, theater and advertising illustration.
Lot 256: Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury: “Is Rufus Ready for his Lesson?”, watercolor, pen & ink, circa 1970s. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
Lot 249: Charles M. Shulz, Woodstock is Searching for His Identity, original 4-panel Peanuts comic strip, pen & ink, 1972. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.
Lot 259: Peter Arno, Circus Tricks, ink, wash & watercolor, cover illustration for The New Yorker, 1964. Estimate $4,000 to $6,000.