Lot 138
J.C. Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951), Study for The Saturday Evening Post Cover
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