Madeline and More: The Whimsical World of Ludwig Bemelmans

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 03.03.2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Madeline with Dogs signed Bemelmans (lower right) and inscribed Merci pour un bon/Diner (upper center)watercolor and ink on papersheet: 10 ¾ by 8 inches (27.3 by 20.3 cm)framed: 11 ¼ by 8 ¾ inches (28.6 by 22.2 cm)Condition reportThere is mat burn along the extreme outer

Lot #: 301

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Sketch for 'Madeline in London' (Madeline and Pepito on Horseback) numbered 32 with a Bemelmans Madeline stampsigned Bemelmans and inscribed Sketch for Madeline in London (lower right)watercolor and ink on papersheet: 24 by 18 inches (61 by 45.7 cm)framed: 28 ¼ by 22

Lot #: 302

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Illustration for 'Madeline' ("He dialed danton-ten-six") signed Bemelmans (lower right) and inscribed HE DIALED DANTON-TEN-SIX (on the mat)mixed media and collage on paperimage: 7 ½ by 9 ½ inches (19.1 by 24.1 cm); sheet: 9 by 12 inches (22.9 by 30.5 cm)framed: 16 ¾ by 18

Lot #: 303

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Sketch for 'Madeline in London' (Cavalry) numbered 44 with a Bemelmans Madeline stamp (upper right); also signed Bemelmans and inscribed Sketches Madeline in London (lower right)watercolor and ink on papersheet: 18 by 24 inches (45.7 by 61 cm)framed: 22 by 28 inches (55.9

Lot #: 304

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Madeline and Pepito signed Bemelmans (lower right)mixed media on paperboardpaperboard: 40 by 26 inches (101.6 by 66 cm)framed: 41 ¾ by 27 ¾ inches (106 by 70.5 cm)Condition reportThe paperboard appears to be slightly toned and is slightly bowed. There are some scattered

Lot #: 305

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Chef signed with initials L.B. (lower right)ink and watercolor on paperboardpaperboard: 13 by 9 ¼ inches (33 by 23.5 cm)framed: 14 by 10 ½ inches (35.6 by 26.7 cm)Condition reportThere is mat burn along the extreme outer edges. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at

Lot #: 306

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Illustration for 'The High World' signed Bemelmans (lower right)watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on papersheet: 26 by 18 inches (66 by 45.7 cm)framed: 31 ½ by 24 ½ inches (80 by 62.2 cm)Executed circa 1954.Condition reportThe sheet is hinged to its support at two places

Lot #: 307

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Sketch for 'Marina' stamped L. Bemelmans (lower right)ink and pencil on paperimage: 10 ¾ by 14 ¼ inches (27.3 by 36.2 cm); sheet: 14 ½ by 18 inches (36.8 by 45.7 cm)framed: 18 ¼ by 21 ½ inches (46.4 by 54.6 cm)Executed circa 1962.Condition reportThe sheet is affixed to its

Lot #: 308

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Sketch for 'Madeline in London' (The Queen's Guard) signed Bemelmans, numbered 159 with a Bemelmans Madeline stamp and inscribed Sketch for Madeline in London (lower right)watercolor, ink and pencil on papersheet: 18 by 24 inches (45.7 by 61 cm)framed: 22 by 28 inches

Lot #: 309

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Two Gentlemen signed Bemelmans (lower right)watercolor and pencil on papersheet: 10 ½ by 8 ¼ inches (26.7 by 46.4 cm)framed: 15 ¾ by 13 ½ inches (40 by 34.3 cm)Condition reportThe sheet is hinged to its support at two places along the reverse top edge. There is mat burn

Lot #: 310

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Preparing for Dinner signed Bemelmans (lower left)mixed media with collage on paperboardpaperboard: 37 by 26 ½ inches (94 by 67.3 cm)framed: 41 ½ by 30 ½ inches (105.4 by 77.5 cm)Condition reportThere is staining along the extreme edges. The paperboard appears to be

Lot #: 311

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Miss Clavel signed Bemelmans (lower right)pastel and ink on papersheet: 10 ¾ by 9 ½ inches (26 by 24.1 cm)framed: 13 ¼ by 11 ½ inches (33.7 by 29.2 cm)Condition reportThe sheet is affixed to the mat along the reverse edges. The sheet appears to be toned and there are some

Lot #: 312

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Sketch for 'Italian Holiday' (Capri Piazza) signed Bemelmans (lower right) and inscribed Capri Piazza (lower left)watercolor, gouache and ink on papersheet: 12 ½ by 13 ½ inches (31.8 by 34.3 cm)framed: 20 ¾ by 21 ½ inches (52.7 by 54.61 cm)Executed circa 1961.Condition

Lot #: 313

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Sketch for 'Madeline in London' (The One Forgotten) signed Bemelmans (lower right) and inscribed The one forgotten had gone all day/with nothing to eat (on the backing board) watercolor and ink on papersheet: 24 by 18 inches (61 by 45.7 cm)framed: 29 ½ by 24 ½ inches (74.9

Lot #: 314

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Waiter with Cocktails signed with initials L.B. (lower right)ink on papersheet: 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.9 by 21.6 cm)framed: 11 1/5 by 9 inches (29.2 by 22.9 cm)Condition reportThe sheet is hinged to its support along the reverse upper edge. The sheet appears to be lightly

Lot #: 315

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Jockey signed with initials LB (lower right)watercolor and ink on paperboardpaperboard: 5 ½ by 11 inches (14 by 27.9 cm)framed: 4 ¼ by 12 ¼ inches (10.8 by 31.1 cm)Condition reportThere is minor mat burn at the extreme edges and there is an area of staining along the lower

Lot #: 316

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Illustration for 'Madeline and the Bad Hat' ("Pepito carried a bulging sack") signed Bemelmans (lower right)mixed media on paperboard laid down on boardboard: 24 ¾ by 27 ¾ inches (62.9 by 70.5 cm)framed: 32 by 44 ½ inches (81.3 by 113 cm)Executed circa 1957.Condition

Lot #: 317

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Sketch for 'Parsley' signed L. Bemelmans (lower right)watercolor and ink on papersheet: 20 ¼ by 28 ½ inches (51.4 by 72.4 cm)framed: 26 by 33 ½ inches (66 by 85.1 cm)Executed circa 1955.Condition reportThe sheet appears to be lightly toned. There are tape remnants on the

Lot #: 318

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Sketch for 'La Bonne Table' signed with initials L.B. (lower right)ink and wash on paperimage: 7 ¾ by 5 ¾ inches (19.7 by 14.6 cm); sheet: 9 by 6 ¾ inches (22.9 by 17.1 cm)framed: 11 by 8 ¾ inches (27.9 by 22.2 cm)Executed circa 1964.Condition reportThe sheet is cut

Lot #: 319

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Illustration for 'Madeline' ("Day to visit") signed Bemelmans (lower right), inscribed Madeline (lower center) and inscribed (lower left and lower right)watercolor, gouache and ink on papersheet: 19 ½ by 14 inches (49.5 by 35.6 cm)framed: 21 ½ by 16 ½ inches (54.6 by 41.9

Lot #: 320

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Sketch for 'Italian Holiday' (Ischia) signed Bemelmans (lower right) and inscribed (lower left)ink and gouache on paper with collagesheet: 18 by 24 inches (45.7 by 61 cm)framed: 24 ½ by 30 inches (62.2 by 76.2 cm)Executed circa 1961.Condition reportThe sheet is affixed to

Lot #: 321

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Conversation signed Bemelmans (lower right)mixed media on papersheet: 17 by 10 ½ inches (43.2 by 26.7 cm)framed: 27 ¼ by 21 inches (69.2 by 53.3 cm)Condition reportThe sheet is affixed to its support at all four corners and the sheet appears to be lightly toned. There are

Lot #: 322

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962My War signed with initials LB (lower right), titled MY WAR (upper left) and inscribed MY BATHTUB/FORT PORTER (lower right)ink on paper laid down on cardcard: 6 ½ by 10 ¼ inches (16.5 by 26 cm)framed: 17 by 20 ¾ inches (43.2 by 52.7 cm)Condition reportThe sheet appears to

Lot #: 323

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Sketch for 'La Bonne Table' (To be a Gourmet) signed with initials LB. (lower right)ink and gouache on paperimage: 10 by 8 ½ inches (25.4 by 21.6 cm); sheet: 12 by 9 inches (30.5 by 22.9 cm)framed: 15 ¾ by 13 ¾ inches (40 by 34.9 cm)Condition reportThe sheet is cut

Lot #: 324

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Pepito signed Bemelmans (lower right)watercolor and ink on papersheet: 8 ½ by 6 ¼ inches (21.6 by 15.9 cm)framed: 15 ¾ by 13 ¾ inches (40 by 34.9 cm)Condition reportThe sheet is affixed to the mat along the reverse top edge. The sheet appears to be toned and there is a

Lot #: 325

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans1898 - 1962Illustration for 'Madeline and the Bad Hat' ("He ate them roasted, grilled, and frito!") signed Bemelmans (lower right) and inscribed He ate them etc/!OH what a horror was Pepito! (lower center)watercolor and ink with collage on papersheet: 27 by 19 inches (68.6 by 48.3

Lot #: 326

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 3 Mar 2021