Ludwig Bemelmans’ Illustrations From ‘Madeline’ Series Available at Sotheby’sFeb 17, 2021 10:00 EST - Mar 03, 2021 10:00 EST
Sotheby’s Madeline and More: The Whimsical World of Ludwig Bemelmans auction offers a selection of paintings, illustrations, and sketches by 20th-century artist Ludwig Bemelmans. Among the available illustrations are several early Bemelmans works from his Madeline book series. This series follows the adventures of seven-year-old Madeline, a red-haired girl attending a Catholic boarding school in Paris with 11 other girls.
One of the offered art pieces was executed in 1957 for Madeline and the Bad Hat. The illustration shows Madeline and the other girls walking down the streets of Paris. It offers a window into everyday Parisian life. Another highlighted lot is from Bemelmans’ lesser-known publication titled The High World. Completed in 1954, this mixed media piece depicts the two worlds of the opulent and the poor. View the full selection of fine art and register to bid by visiting Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (26)
# of Lots:26
Price Range:$60,000- $1,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Ludwig Bemelmans Preparing for Dinner|| Estimate: |
|Ludwig Bemelmans Sketch for Madeline in London (Madeline and Pepito on Horseback)|| Estimate: |
|Ludwig Bemelmans Illustration for The High World|| Estimate: |
|Ludwig Bemelmans Illustration for 'Madeline and the Bad Hat' (Pepito carried a bulging sack)|| Estimate: |
|Ludwig Bemelmans Sketch for 'Madeline in London' (The One Forgotten)|| Estimate: |