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    Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951)
    Living Mannequin, The Saturday Evening Post cover, March 5, 1932
    Oil on canvas
    32 x 24-1/4 inches (81.3 x 61.6 cm)
    Signed lower right: JCLeyendecker

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HARRY GLASS, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK


    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Curtis Publishing Company, commissioned from the above;
    Sale: The Saturday Evening Post War Bond Show, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1943, lot 531;
    Mr. Harry Surius, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, acquired from the above;
    Collection of Harry Glass, Long Island, New York;
    Collection of Neal Glass, Long Island, New York, by descent;
    Estate of the above.

    Living Mannequin sold at the U.S. War Bond at the United States Treasury-Saturday Evening Post War Bond Show. This event toured sixteen cities with over 1.2 million attendees and featured Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms, inspiring donations and enlistments as well as numerous other famous Saturday Evening Post illustrations. At this specific show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it was an all-day event including a parade through the Golden Triangle, a vaudeville show, and numerous celebrities in attendance including Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, and Lucille Ball. At Pittsburgh alone, The Saturday Evening Post War Bond Show raised an astounding $87 million, the equivalent of $1.1 billion today. This active relationship of illustrations, the publications, and the general population highlights the importance and influence of illustrators during this pivotal moment in United States history.

    A greeting card featuring this image accompanies the present work.




    Condition Report*: Glue-lined canvas; minor surface grime and craquelure with faint stretcher bar marks; under UV light, there appears to be a few carefule touches of inpaint in blue circle around male figure's upper half; to black lines to the right of figure; several small touches in pink skirt; shadow of measuring tape and area around pincushion fluoresce. Framed Dimensions 37.75 X 29.75 Inches
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