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Edward Gorey original artwork done for the cover of Nicolai Gogol's short story collection, "Tales of Good and Evil", unpublished but closely matching the final cover, with slightly different colors on the lady's dress and man's coat. Completed by Gorey circa 1956, at which time Gorey worked as an illustrator for Doubleday Anchor. This artwork beautifully exemplifies Gorey's Victorian-Gothic sensibility, signed "Edward Gorey" at lower left. Rendered in pen, ink and watercolor on stiff board, artwork measures 4.25" x 7.125", framed to 8.5" x 10.5". Not examined out of frame, but artwork appears near fine, with colors still exceptionally bright. With original receipt from the Gotham Book Mart, whose close relationship with Gorey helped launch his career.
Edward Gorey Original Artwork for Tales of Good and EvilEdward Gorey Original Artwork for Tales of Good and Evil
Edward Gorey Original Artwork for "Tales of Good and Evil"
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Minimum Bid: $6,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $16,081
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
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