SENDAK, MAURICE. B.1928.
Original pencil sketch on tracing paper, 200 x 160 mm, signed lower right ("Maurice Sendak"), depicting an ebullient fairground operator, surrounded by the words "Fun! Ha! Ha! Ho! Hee!"
Possibly a sketch for E.T.A. Hoffmann's The Nutcracker, or a preliminary design for the stage set for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's production.
See illustration overleaf.