68. William Hamilton: Original drawings for Tartuffe by Molière

The cartoonist, humor writer, and playright William Hamilton is well known for his drawings in the New Yorker. His liquid line and quick capturing of character and expression provide perfect foil for the play. For Tartuffe, the sixty-eighth publication of the Arion Press, Hamilton created seven original drawings, wittily satirizing the play's characters.

Two drawings are larger format: “Act 1, Scene 1” and “Act 5, Scene 7”.
Price: $2,500 each, matted.

Five drawings are smaller format: “Act 2, Scene 1”, “Act 2, Scene 4a”, “Act 2, Scene 4b”, “Act 3, Scene 7”, and “Act 4, Scene 4”.
Price: $2,000 each, matted.

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Act 1, Scene 1 Act 2, Scene 1 Act 2, Scene 4 Act 2, Scene 4 Act 3, Scene 7 Act 4, Scene 4 Act 5, Scene 7

The book edition is folio in format, printed by letterpress, 120 pages, with the page size at 14-7/8 by 11 inches. The edition is limited to 300 numbered copies for sale. Price: $600. Return to Tartuffe.

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