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JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER (American, 1874-1951). Harvard Crew Team, Howard Watch Company advertisement, circa 1907. O...

2013 October 26 , Illustration Art Auction- New York #5145

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 26, 2013
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

Description:
JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER (American, 1874-1951)
Harvard Crew Team, Howard Watch Company advertisement, circa 1907
Oil on canvas
30 x 22 in.
Not signed

This is one Leyendecker's finest paintings from the period to ever be offered at auction, incorporating all the stylistic and content elements one could hope for. The Howard Watch advertisement was published in Collier's magazine, 1909.

PROVENANCE:
Judy Goffman Fine Art, New York (label verso).

EXHIBITED:
The Brandywine Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, "In Pursuit of Sport", September 12-November 22, 1987.

A tearsheet of the original advertisement is verso.

Condition Report*:

Wax lined canvas. Scattered areas of very faint craquelure in the white background area with comestic inpainting. Framed to an overall size of 36.5 x 28.75 inches.

Leyendecker, Joseph Christian:One of the most successful commercial illustrators of his time, best known for his advertisements for the "Arrow Collar Man." He created 321 covers for the Saturday Evening Post.

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