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    Description

    Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951)
    First Long Suit, The Saturday Evening Post cover, September 18, 1937
    Oil on canvas
    27-3/4 x 22-1/4 inches (70.5 x 56.5 cm)
    Signed lower right: JC Leyendecker
    Inscribed on the reverse: P1410

    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired circa 1975.

    LITERATURE:
    M. Schau, J.C. Leyendecker, New York, 1974, p. 199, illustrated.
    L.S. Cutler and J.G. Cutler, J.C. Leyendecker, American Imagist, New York, 2008, p. 165, illustrated.

    The lot is accompanied by a copy of The Saturday Evening Post September 18, 1937.


    More information about Joseph Christian Leyendecker, also known as Leyendecker, Joseph Christian, .

    Estimate: $300,000 - $500,000.

    Condition Report*: The work is unlined, and appears very slightly dirty. The varnish appears to have mildly discolored. The stretcher bar marks have made indentations, most noticeable along the upper and left edges. There appear to be 2 impact dings, above the boy’s head, and to the right of the mother’s face. There appears to be a diagonal line of surface cracking in the upper left quadrant, through the sporting painting on the wall. There appear to be several small isolated areas of inpaint: along the right half of the boy’s body, along the wooden mirror base at right, and one pin-sized dot of inpaint to the right of the boy’s watch.
    Framed Dimensions 34.5 X 29.25 Inches
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    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
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    6th Friday
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