DescriptionTHE COLLECTION OF PAUL GREGORY AND JANET GAYNOR
LUDWIG BEMELMANS (American, 1898-1962)
A Suite of Four Signed Drawings
Various sizes, all framed identically in glass frames with taped edges measuring 12 x 9 inches
Watercolor and pen and ink on paper
Each signed in ink: Bemelmans
Artist drawing on the floor: (window) 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches;
Family at the table: (window) 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches;
Tailor/couturier at a sewing machine: (window) 4 x 3 3/4 inches;
Artist critiquing his drawings: (window) 5 x 5 inches.
Three of the four drawings depict aspects of the artistic process, which delighted Paul Gregory. The fourth, showing a large family assembled around a long dining room table, recalls Bemelmans' famous illustrations for his series of Madeline children's books.
Each matted in a window mat, preserved under a sheet of glass with black taped edges. Mats have yellowed over the years but the drawings are fresh and unfaded. Drawings are tipped against backing cardboard and not laid down.
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