1898 - 1962
AN ILLUSTRATION FOR 'MADELINE' (AND BRUSHED THEIR TEETH)
signed Bemelmans (lower right) and inscribed And Brushed Their (lower margin beneath the mat)
watercolor and ink on paper
image: 10 ¾ by 7 ¼ inches (27.3 by 18.4 cm)
sheet: 14 ½ by 11 ¼ inches (36.2 by 28.6 cm)
The sheet is hinged to the mat along reverse of top edge. The sheet appears to be toned and there is some scattered staining. There are remnants from a former mounting beneath the mat.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Private collection, England
By descent to the present owner
Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeline, 1939, New York, illustrated, n.p.