Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, unsigned, matted and framed under glass.
Sight size 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 11 1/2 x 9 in.From the Collection of the late Keith Stanley, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at Duke University, North Carolina
This is a study for the sailor featured in Leyendecker's "Hailing You" poster for the US Navy published in 1918.
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.
Good estate condition; not examined out of the frame.
$1,000 - 3,000