Illustration Art: June 24, 2021 Auction Highlights

Lot 42: C.F. Payne, Micawber, Imitating Norman Rockwell’s “Triple self-portrait,” mixed media, 2002. Estimate $800 to $1,200.

Lot 94: Brian Froud, “One day I saw a large bunch of twigs . . . bound in cobwebs and hanging by a thin thread,” double-panel mixed media illustration, 1977. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.

Lot 146: Haddon Sundblom, All a Girl Needs, oil on canvas, published in The Ladies’ Home Journal, 1942. Estimate $8,000 to $10,000.

Children’s Book & Magazine Illustration

Lots 1 to 65

General Book & Magazine Illustration

Lots 66 to 155

Advertising & Design

Lots 156 to 178

Lot 191: Adrianne Lobel, My One and Only, 26 scenic concept collages for the Broadway musical, 1983. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.

Further Reading:

Examining Edward Gorey’s Market

Early Women Cartoonists of The New Yorker

Lot 243: Charles Schulz, “All right, you stupid beagle, if you’re going to be my skating partner, get up!” original four-panel pen and ink Peanuts comic strip, 1971. Estimate $15,000 to $25,000.

Lot 212: Jack Davis, “Take me to your leader, mixed media cartoon for Playboy, 1959. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.

Theater, Fashion, & Film

Lots 179 to 199

Comics, Cartoons & Caricatures

Lots 200 to 253

The New Yorker

Lots 254 to 280

Lot 254: Charles Addams, “I imagine it’s the University of Southern California,” mixed media cartoon for The New Yorker, 1937. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.

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