WONDERFUL LARGE ORIGINAL SKETCH OF SNOOPY LYING ON TOP OF HIS DOGHOUSE WITH WOODSTOCK STANDING IN THE GRASS BELOW, SIGNED BY SCHULZ
SCHULZ, Charles M. Original large sketch of Snoopy signed. No place, no date. Oblong quarto leaf (8-1/2 by 14 inches) of white cardstock, drawn and signed in black ink on recto; matted and framed, entire piece measures 14 by 14 inches.
Original sketch of Snoopy lying atop his doghouse with his best friend Woodstock standing in the grass below, an iconic image, rendered in black marker, boldly signed by Schulz.
“Peanuts first appeared in October 1950 in eight daily newspapers. The feature was immediately popular and was soon picked up by hundreds of other newspapers throughout the country. By the end of the decade Schulz had become arguably the best-known cartoonist in the United States… By the time of Schulz’s death [in 2000] he had drawn a total of 18,250 Peanuts strips, and the cartoon was syndicated in 2600 newspapers worldwide, appearing in 21 languages in 75 countries” (ANB). Snoopy, based on one of Schulz’s own dogs, has become one one of the most beloved members of the Peanuts gang. He is frequently found on the rooftop of his doghouse and in the company of his best friend, a yellow bird named Woodstock. This classic image was probably provided for a book jacket or a Butternut Bread advertisement.
Tiny stain to left of image. An about-fine signed item, most scarce and desirable in this large format.