The Best of Vintage Illustration Art at Swann, Including Pieces by Edmund Dulac, George Hinke, and Maurice SendakDec 16, 2021 12:00 EST
Leading Swann Auction Galleries’ upcoming Illustration Art sale is a snowy scene from the pen of famed fantasy illustrator Edmund Dulac. The artist specialized in children’s fairy tales, particularly those by Hans Christian Andersen. Dulac worked at the technological dawn of mass-produced color illustration in books. Available in this auction is an illustration by Dulac for Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” story. In this piece, a flurry of snow covers softly-lit buildings at night. A church spire towers above the rooftops as the ethereal Snow Queen glides through the scene. This illustration art auction includes several other key works, including an Art Nouveau mixed media image by Georges de Feure and a Santa Claus illustration created by George Hinke for The Coca-Cola Company.
Comic strip collectors will find a wide selection in the catalog. A 1934 Krazy Kat strip by George Herriman is particularly notable. The gullible main character places himself on a warm brick to await the arrival of Ignatz. Before the mischievous mouse can cause trouble, Ignatz receives a whack from the stealthy Officer Pupp. An original Peanuts comic strip, a sketch by Where the Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak, and various grayscale comics for The New Yorker are also on offer. Find the full listings and register to bid online by visiting Swann Auction Galleries.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (235)
# of Lots:235
Price Range:$300 - $70,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Edmund Dulac (1882-1953)|| Estimate: |
|George Herriman (1880-1944)|| Estimate: |
|Charles Schulz (1922-2000)|| Estimate: |
|Charles Addams (1912-1988)|| Estimate: |
|George Hinke (1883-1959)|| Estimate: |
|Georges De Feure (1868-1943)|| Estimate: |