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    Ludwig Bemelmans (American, 1898-1962)
    Rue de la Sardine, The Best of Times story illustration, December 1955
    Oil, tempera, and ink on three separate pieces of paper collaged together on board
    36 x 26.5 in. (sight)
    Signed and dated lower right right

    Property from the Estate of Stan Freburg, California

    The following is written by the artist to Mr. Stanley Barbee along the lower edge of the work: "Dear Mr. Barbee: The Rue de la Sardine is on the Isle d'Yeu (of which you also own a picture of the harbor - a story about the Island and this street appears in the Volume "The Best of Times" / Ludwig Bemelmans New York Dec. 1955"


    Condition Report*: There appears to be slight paper discoloration visible in the unpainted areas; scattered surface scratches and abrasions, with paint loss to a few areas, most notably below the flag at the upper left with scattered flecks of paint dust, as well as loss to the street light at the center left, to the white paint at the upper right quadrant, and a small notch of loss to the back of the figure's head; not examined outside of frame; matted and framed under glass to an overall size of 40 x 30.5 inches.
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