Friday, March 2, 2012

Morticia's Bird Cage

On Thursday, Heritage Auctions sold this vintage Charles Addams illustration, circa 1955. It is a very nice rendering of Morticia from the Addams Family tending to her--well, they aren't exactly birds. Very nice and ghoulish indeed!

Charles Addams
Inscribed to Minx, 1955
Original artwork for Homebodies (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954, p. 62)

Charles Addams
Matted and framed, inscribed to Minx, 1955
Original artwork for Homebodies (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954, p. 62)

Chas Addams's signature

 CHARLES SAMUEL ADDAMS (American, 1912-1988)
Morticia, Addams Family cartoon
Watercolor, ink, and gouache on board12.5 x 11 in.
Singed lower right
Inscribed lower left: For Minx- Charles Addams 1955 Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

Charles Addams
Morticia, inscribed to Minx, 1955
Original artwork for Homebodies (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954, p. 62)

Addams, Charles Samuel:. American cartoonist, 1912-1988

Condition Report*:
Visually in very good condition, not examined outside of glass. Framed under glass to an overall size of 22.5 x 18.5 inches.

June 21, 2014 Update:  This drawing of Morticia was published in the 1954 Addams collection Homebodies on page 62. The text and captions in this post have been modified to reflect this.

Note:  My last post about Charles Addams is a Valentine's Day post here.


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