Cart 0

Realistic Pencil Drawing by Walter Lang "Overhead Expense Satire"

  • $ 25000


Original realistic pencil drawing by well known director Walter Lang entitled "Overhead Expense". Amusing pencil drawing of lady Mme I Sokem removing a hat from a hat box with a price tag hanging from it for $250. Not sure if the some refers to the exhorbitant price charged by the hat maker or the lady receiving the hat from her partner. The clothing style intimates the late 1920's/early 1930's which ties in with the timeframe of Walter Langs art style.

This realistic pencil drawing was purchased from the estate of the esteemed director Walter Lang.

Lang had ambitions to be a painter and left the United States for a time to join the great gathering of artists and writers in the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris, France. Things did not work out as Lang hoped and he eventually returned home and to the film business.

In 1925, Walter Lang directed his first silent film, The Red Kimono. In the mid-1930s, he was hired by 20th Century Fox where, as a director, he "painted" a number of the spectacular colorful musicals for which Fox Studios became famous for producing during the 1940s. One of Lang's most recognized films is his 1956 epic The King and I for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Directing.

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Walter Lang has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6520 Hollywood Blvd.


Frame measures 17.5“ long by 14.5“ wide by 0.5" thick and weighs 2lb 9oz
Inset pencil art measurements: 10" by 8"


In good condition with signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description)

Shop Ref: Box No. Art Shelf

Condition Disclosure
All our items are vintage/antiques and most have had decades of use. A buyer of vintage objects should assume a baseline of wear. I am always honest and clear in my descriptions and always endeavor to point out any flaws to avoid disappointment but I cannot disclose every minute sign of use on our items as it would be impossible to do so. You should assume these are present unless we specify otherwise here at the beginning of the condition report.

I show all angles of the item on photographs so please review the pictures as they should be considered part of the description. Please ask questions before bidding/buying if you have any concerns, I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. Any questions will be answered as quickly as possible. If I have made a mistake in my description I am always happy to rectify this so please do let me know if you believe this is the case.

We Also Recommend