SOTHEBY’S AUCTION • Ludwig Bemelmans “MADELINE”

Sothebys Auction House is selling these famous MADELINE watercolors by Ludwig Bemelman..…..[ 1898 – 1962 ].

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All 7 MADELINE stories begin the same way……..”In an old house in PARIS lived twelve little girls….all in a straight line………the smallest girl was MADELINE!

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The first book was an Academy Award nomination……titled MADELINE……in 1952.

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Between 1990and1995 an animated MADELINE was a series for television………

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……the narrator was Christopher Plummer.

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the QUEENS guards pass by……….

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MADELINE starred in a live action film in 1998….also starring Daisy Meyer, Hatty Jones and Frances McDormand……..Nigel Hawthorn as Lord Covington.

The bid estimates for each watercolor is……$30,000 to $50,000.

 

 

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