Swann Auction Galleries in New York is presenting an auction of “20th Century Illustration” on this Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 1:30pm.
It looks to be quite wonderful, not only in the quality of the work offered, but in the breadth of styles, from painterly to pen and ink to cartoons and comics. There is also a good span of time, stretching into the late 19th century despite the apparent limitation of the title.
There is an extensive preview of the auction on the Swann Galleries website, with possibly more than 200 items, almost all of which look terrific.
(Images above, links to posts here on Lines and Colors: Charles Addams, W. M. Berger, Andrew Loomis, Howard Chandler Christie, Paul Bransom, Henry G. Plumb, Al Capp, Peter de Séve, George Wharton Edwards, Max Ginsburg, Frank Frazetta, Reginald Birch, Ronald Searle, Gennady Spirin, Everett Shinn)