JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER (American, 1874-1951)
    Bringing in the Turkey (Thanksgiving cover), Saturday Evening Post cover, December 2, 1933
    Oil on canvas
    32 x 24 in.
    Signed lower center
    This is one of the most important J. C. Leyendecker Post covers we have ever had the pleasure of offering. The painting was reproduced on pages 157 and 204 of the monograph J. C. Leyendecker by Laurence and Judy Cutler, Abrams, 2008.

    The artist;
    Augusta Leyendecker, sister of artist;
    Martin Reynolds, American illustrator;
    J. Roy Parcels, strategic branding and design professional, New York City;
    Private Collection.

    The Society of Illustrators and Watson-Guptill Publications (to celebrate the publication of J. C. Leyendecker by Michael Schau), October 6-November 1, 1974, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York.

    Condition Report*:

    Very minor points of strengthening around pedestal in lower region, original inscription on pedestal reading "Thanksgiving" has been overpainted, otherwise very good condition.

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    February, 2010
    18th Thursday
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