Watercolor drawing of Madeline.
Watercolor drawing of Madeline.
Watercolor drawing of Madeline.
(Bemelmans, Ludwig)

Watercolor drawing of Madeline.

Bemelmans, Ludwig (illus.)

(c. 1956). Watercolor and ink on paper, measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches (28x22cm). Matted and framed. Signed by Bemelmans. This shoulder-length portrait of Bemelmans’s most enduring character is done in the later, bold style encountered in Madeline and the Bad Hat, and it shows red-headed Madeline wearing her characteristic wide-brimmed hat trimmed with a blue ribbon and high-collared shirt with a blue neckpiece. Although Bemelmans was quite prolific, original drawings of Madeline seldom appear on the market. Slight mat burn, else fine in a lightly worn wood frame, painted pink to complement the color of Madeline's rosy cheeks. Item #24865

Price: $9,500.00