WONDERFUL EXTREMELY LARGE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS OF LUCY AND CHARLIE BROWN, THE LATTER BOLDLY SIGNED BY CHARLES SCHULZ
SCHULZ, Charles M. Oversized original sketches of Charlie Brown, signed, and Lucy. No place, no date. Two illustrations on buff paper, each measuring 17 by 23 inches; each in matching matt and frame that measures 24 by 31 inches. $16,000.
Two oversized original drawings by Charles Schulz of Peanuts favorites Lucy and Charlie Brown, each rendered in black marker and the latter boldly signed by him.
"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). Charlie Brown is the most famous member of the Peanuts gang, yet drawn by Schulz with much less frequency than Snoopy making him very desirable. Illustrations of Lucy, particularly large ones, are rather uncommon. These drawings feature Charlie Brown standing in profile in the grass and Lucy, in three-quarter view, making a surprised face.