Lot 140
J.C. Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951), Study for a US Navy Poster
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