Original illustration of the title character from "Noodle" Ludwig Bemelmans.

Original illustration of the title character from "Noodle"

[1937].

Crayon, gouache, ink, and watercolor on artist board. 8-3/4 x 17-1/8 inches. Some marginal scuffs and smudges, paste residue in margins, mild even toning. Item #310623

An original illustration from one of Bemelmans' earliest books, Noodle, written by Munro Leaf. The illustration shows the dachshund Noodle hiding beneath a long sofa, peering sideways at the reader. It appears as the last of three pictures illustrating the first sentence of the book: "This is the story of Noodle, who was very long from front - - - - - - to - - - - - - - - back, and very short from top to bottom."
Two years later Bemelmans would publish the first of the Madeline books which would make him famous.

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