Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, presented in a later gilt frame with linen liner.
Stretcher size 14 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.; Frame dimensions 15 1/2 x 18 1/2 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 1926 Christmas issue of The Saturday Evening Post
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.
$8,000 - 12,000