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Auction: Impressionist & Modern Art
was auctioned on: 3 May 2016
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Ludwig Bemelmans

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Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000
Price realised:  US$15,000
Lot number 133, Views: 27

Ludwig Bemelmans American, 1898-1962 And Sometimes They Were Very Sad (Pere Lachaise, Paris), circa 1953 Signed Bemelmans (lr); titled on a handwritten label on the backing Oil and gouache on cream card stock 14 x 14 1/8 inches Here Miss Clavel takes Madeline and her classmates to visit Pere Lachaise Cemetery, where they view the graves of Heloise and Abelard, Balzac and Raspail. This illustration does not appear in any of the six Madeline books that Bemelmans published between 1939 and 1956. It appears to be related to an ink drawing of Miss Clavel and the schoolgirls searching for Madeline in Pere Lachaise Cemetary, which appears in Madeline's Rescue (1953). C Estate of Patricia M. De Bary
Attached to a sheet of cardboard on the right edge by a 2-inch-long hinge of masking tape. On the verso inscribed with the numbers 16932-105.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
Title: Impressionist & Modern Art
Date of the auction: 3 May 2016
Address: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
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