Lot 139
J.C. Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951), Study for Ladies' Home Journal Cover
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Gouache, watercolor, conté and ink on board, signed and inscribed to verso, circa 1903, matted and framed under glass.

Board 11 5/8 x 15 1/8 in.; Frame dimensions 16 1/2 x 20 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.

Good estate condition.

$5,000 - 10,000