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Lot 225: DR. SEUSS [THEODOR GEISEL.] Botanist with Baby.Platinum House
January 23, 2014
New York, NY, USALive Auction
DR. SEUSS [THEODOR GEISEL.]
Botanist with Baby. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper. 245x245 mm; 9 1/2x9 1/2 inches. Signed "Dr. S." with the caption in Seuss's hand: "Ups-a-bellis-perennis-leucanthemum!" the Latin version of "Ups-a-Daisy!" Overall scattered foxing, pinholes and discoloration to upper corners. On exhibition mount. April 27, 1929.
early original drawing published in judge magazine. With preliminary pencil sketch and editorial rubberstamps including date on the verso. A rare early published Seuss drawing (with his short-lived signature "Dr. S."). Geisel made his debut in Judge on Oct. 22, 1927 and it was the first job where he secured a steady, albeit modest, income from his work.--Morgan, Judith & Neil, Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel, page 62.