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Swann Galleries

Auction Info

Auction Name
Illustration Art
Auction Date
06/24/2021 - 06/24/2021
Sale Number
#2574
Total Lots
279
Sold Lots
188
Lots Sold
67.38%
Unsold Lots
91
Total Sales (USD)
487,423.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
317,900.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
474,450.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
439,100.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
653,450.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
74.59%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
243 CHARLES SCHULZ (1922-2000)

CHARLES SCHULZ (1922-2000) "All right, you stupid beagle, if you're going to be my skating partner, get up!" [COMICS / PEANUTS]

1971 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 27,500.00
242 CHARLES SCHULZ (1922-2000)

CHARLES SCHULZ (1922-2000) "Schroeder, how would you like to be my partner in the Christmas Skating show?" [COMICS / PEANUTS]

1971 USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00 USD 23,750.00
193 ADRIANNE LOBEL (1955-)

ADRIANNE LOBEL (1955-) "An American Tragedy. [METROPOLITAN OPERA / DREISER]

2005 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 12,500.00
222 AL HIRSCHFELD (1903-2003)

AL HIRSCHFELD (1903-2003) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in "Private Lives." [CARICATURE / BROADWAY / THEATER]

1983 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 12,500.00
254 CHARLES ADDAMS (1912-1988)

CHARLES ADDAMS (1912-1988) "I imagine it's the University of Southern California." [NEW YORKER / CARTOONS]

1937 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 11,250.00
184 JOE EULA (1925-2004)

JOE EULA (1925-2004) Archive of drawings and designs for Jerome Robbins dance productions. [BALLET / DANCE / COSTUME DESIGN]

1969-1971. USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 10,625.00
97 EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000)

EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000) "You've written me to no avail, Because I never read my mail."

USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 10,000.00
99 EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000)

EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000) "An Exchange of Gifts." [CHRISTMAS]

USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 10,000.00
191 ADRIANNE LOBEL (1955-)

ADRIANNE LOBEL (1955-) "My One and Only." [THEATER / MUSICAL]

1983 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 10,000.00
161 WILLIAM GROPPER (1897-1977)

WILLIAM GROPPER (1897-1977) "Keep Him on the Run/Buy More Bonds." [POSTER / WORLD WAR II]

circa 1943-44. USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 8,125.00
192 ADRIANNE LOBEL (1955-)

ADRIANNE LOBEL (1955-) "L'Allegro." [ MODERN DANCE / MARK MORRIS]

1988 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,500.00
236 NORMAN MINGO (1896-1980)

NORMAN MINGO (1896-1980) "The Planet of the Apes." [MAD MAGAZINE]

1973 USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 7,500.00
255 CONSTANTIN ALAJALOV (1900-1987)

CONSTANTIN ALAJALOV (1900-1987) "Standing Room Only." [NEW YORKER COVER]

1944 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 7,250.00
94 BRIAN FROUD (1947- )

BRIAN FROUD (1947- ) "One day I saw a large bunch of twigs . . . bound in cobwebs and hanging by a thin thread."

1977 USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD 7,000.00
118 TOM LOVELL (1909-1997)

TOM LOVELL (1909-1997) "Island Summer." [COLLIERS / BALLET]

1953 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 6,500.00
172 ADOLPH TREIDLER (1886-1981)

ADOLPH TREIDLER (1886-1981) "Furness Cruising Ships...SS Queen of Bermuda * SS Ocean Monarch." [OCEAN LINERS / POSTER / ADVERTISING]

circa1959 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 6,500.00
100 EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000)

EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000) "All Strange Away."

1976 USD 5,000.00 - 7,500.00 USD 6,250.00
98 EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000)

EDWARD GOREY (1925-2000) Dogear Wryde Postcards Interpretive Series.

1979 USD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD 6,240.00
220 HERGÉ (GEORGE PROSPER REMI) (1907-1983)

HERGÉ (GEORGE PROSPER REMI) (1907-1983) TinTin.

1976 USD 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 USD 6,000.00
55 MAURICE SENDAK (1928-2012)

MAURICE SENDAK (1928-2012) "Wild Things Come to New York." [CHILDRENS]

circa 1996 USD 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 USD 6,000.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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