Adapted posthumously from the original 1930s plaster and oil on wood mount sculpture.
Very few original Dr. Seuss works ever made it out of Ted Geisel’s (aka Dr. Seuss) private collection. However, when they did they were typically gifted to close friends, family, or a charitable cause that Ted felt passionately about supporting.
One of Ted Geisel’s closest neighbors was also a cherished friend. Her patio was near enough to Ted and Audrey’s that the two couples often convened for “5 o’clock cocktails on the terrace.” On a special occasion for which Ted wanted to honor his friendship, he chose to gift her a sculpture he had made almost 30 years earlier, The Seasick Walrus.