Lot 142
J.C. Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951), Pont Neuf, Paris
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Pencil, ink and gouache on paper, unsigned, circa 1897, retains gallery label to verso, matted and framed under glass.

Sight size 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 11 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.

From the Collection of the late Keith Stanley, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at Duke University, North Carolina

American Illustrators Gallery, New York

Joseph Christian Leyendecker’s illustrations and advertisements fueled a collective visual memory for the early 20th century American public. Over the course of his career, Leyendecker created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post, as well as numerous other magazines, including Collier’s and Ladies’ Home Journal. The only illustrator to eclipse his fame was Norman Rockwell and Rockwell was quick to credit Leyendecker as his mentor and inspiration.

Light toning to sheet; small tear to edge of sheet at lower left; small "L" shaped tear to base of column; not examined out of the frame.

$1,000 - 3,000