Description: Waiter enjoying a sip of Walker’s Deluxe
Comment: Some illustrators are all about one thing and some illustrators are all about another. Bemelmans, whether in the Madeline books that really put him front and center in the world of American illustration or in later works such as this, is all about mood and character. Everything about this sings of the New York City club mentality of the 1930’s. Without a “realistic” rendering of the subject matter, Bemelmans is able to bring you there.
Price: $17,800 (+ $150 domestic shipping)