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    JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER (American, 1874-1951)
    Preliminary study, Cluett, Peabody & Co, Arrow collar advertisement, circa 1924
    Oil and pencil on canvas
    10.25 x 7.75 in. (oval)
    Not signed

    This preliminary work was done for the Arrow collar style that was launched in 1923. Cluett, Peabody & Co. started advertising this new collar style in March of 1924, where the campaign kicked off in the Saturday Evening Post. The collar only met with moderate reception, but it appeared in most of the major college humor magazines during the spring and summer of the same year. Additionally this image was on view in trolleys, subways, and buses during this same time period. Note the finished work differs only very slightly from this study, which is one of the most iconic images for men's fashion that we've had the pleasure to offer.

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.


    Condition Report*: Two slight creases to lower left and right corners when examined outside of frame; slight indentation to back of canvas corresponding to composition; possible paintloss in lower stripe on figure's tie; otherwise in very good condition. Framed to an overall size of 14 x 11.5 inches.
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    February, 2011
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