LUDWIG BEMELMANS (1898-1962)
LUDWIG BEMELMANS (1898-1962)
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LUDWIG BEMELMANS (1898-1962)

"And Low" (Madeline's Rescue)

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LUDWIG BEMELMANS (1898-1962)
"And Low" (Madeline's Rescue)
signed 'Ludwig Bemelmans' (lower right)—signed again and inscribed 'To Sylvia and Summer/Collins/with Greetings/Ludwig Bemelmans/1956.'
casein on paperboard
19 5⁄8 x 14 3⁄4 in. (49.8 x 37.5 cm.)
Executed circa 1953.
Provenance
The artist.
Sylvia and Summer Collins, acquired from the above, 1956.
Hammer Galleries, New York.
Private collection, Florida.
By descent.
Rafael Figueiredo, São Paulo, Brazil, acquired from the above.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Literature
L. Bemelmans, Madeline's Rescue, New York, 1953, n.p., illustrated.
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Lot Essay

The present work was reproduced as an illustration for Ludwig Bemelmans' 1953 book Madeline's Rescue. The story follows Madeline and her schoolmates as they search for their missing pet dog, Genevieve. The present work illustrates the moment when, "They went looking high and low. And every place a dog might go." The second book in Bemelmans' Madeline series, Madeline's Rescue won the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1954.

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