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Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1963)
Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1963)

Pepito Gets Mounted, and Madeline With Him

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Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1963)
Pepito Gets Mounted, and Madeline With Him
signed 'Bemelmans' (lower right)--stamped 'Bemelmans/Madeline' (lower right)
mixed media on board
24½ x 39½ in. (62.2 x 100.3 cm.)
Executed in 1961. (2)
Provenance
The artist.
Hammer Galleries, New York, acquired from the above, 1961.
Private collection.
By descent to the present owner.
Literature
L. Bemelmans, Madeline in London, New York, 1961, pp. 18, 19, illustrated.

Lot Essay

In the book Madeline in London, this illustration of Bemelmans' title character and her friend Pepito is accompanied by the caption: "Just then--'Tara, tara'--a trumpet blew/Suddenly outside, and off he flew/Over the wall to take his place at the head/Of the Queen's Life Guards, which he had always led/Before the Royal Society for the Protection of Horses/Had retired him from Her Majesty's Forces."

Please note that a signed, 1st edition copy of the book Madeline in London accompanies this lot.

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