Ludwig Bemelmans (American, 1898-1962) And B...
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DescriptionLudwig Bemelmans (American, 1898-1962)
And Brushed Their Teeth, Madeline interior book illustration, 1939
Watercolor and ink on paper
14-3/4 x 11-1/8 inches (37.5 x 28.3 cm) (sheet)
Signed lower right: Bemelmans
Inscribed along lower edge: And Brushed Their
This original watercolor and ink illustration was originally published on p. 6 in Madeline (Simon & Schuster, 1939), and depicts the Nurse (Miss Clavel) and Madeline with the girls lined up in two rows across each other while brushing their teeth.
Private collection, England;
Private collection, by descent;
Sotheby's, New York, September 17, 2019, lot 26;
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
L. Bemelmans, Madeline, New York, 1939, p. 6, illustrated.
"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines
Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines
In two straight lines they broke their bread
And brushed their teeth and went to bed.
They left the house at half past nine
In two straight lines in rain or shine-
The smallest one was Madeline."
-- Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeline
More information about Ludwig Bemelmans, also known as Bemelmans, Ludwig, Ludwig Bemelmans.
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.
Framed Dimensions 17.25 X 13 Inches
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