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January Day 2: Postwar & Contemporary Art

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 429

Original Peanuts Comic Strip Charles Schulz 1973

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

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Charles Schulz (American, 1922-2000). Original "Peanuts" comic strip, the daily strip for Sunday, September 9, 1973. Black ink over pencil on drawing board. Pencil signed in the first panel and inscribed "For all my friends at Gordon School - Every best wish - Charles M. Schulz." The United Feature Syndicate copyright notice is affixed to the board in the seventh (bottom row, center) panel.

Charles Schulz grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and fostered a love of comics throughout his childhood. He spent his later teen years studying drawing and cartoon work through a correspondence course with Art Instruction Schools. Following deployment in Europe during WWII, Schulz returned to St. Paul and got a job working as an instructor for the Art Instruction Schools. After a short lived comic strip for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, he hit it big with Peanuts in 1950, which was syndicated by United Features. The strip quickly became an enormous success, with legions of fans across the country–and world–falling in love with his quirky cast of characters and charming illustrations.

The present lot typifies the characteristics for which Schulz’s comics were best-loved. It shows the characters’ personalities, always distinctive and lovingly mocked by Schulz. The strength of the character depictions, together with Schulz’s crisp, mobile linework, makes this a wonderful example of a Peanuts daily strip and of Schulz’s facility with character.

Sight; height: 16 1/2 x width: 23 1/2 in. Framed; height: 19 1/2 in x width: 26 1/4 in. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email condition@revereauctions.com with any condition questions.

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