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    John Philip Falter (American, 1910-1982)
    Snow Day, The Saturday Evening Post cover, December 18, 1948
    Oil on canvas
    28-1/4 x 22 inches (71.8 x 55.9 cm)
    Signed lower left: John Falter

    The artist;
    Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Stuart, Sr., gift from the above;
    By descent to the present owners.

    Snow Day depicts children sledding down a hill on Bethel Hill Road in West Point, Pennsylvania. Falter lived next door to Kenneth Stuart, the longtime Art Director of The Saturday Evening Post. While neighbors, Falter bestowed the present work upon the Stuart family, where it has remained until now.

    Condition Report*: We would like to thank Chelsea Restoration Associates for the following condition report:

    This painting is in good condition. It has a beva lining with a mylar interleaf. It is stretched on its original stretcher. There is inpaint present in sky corresponding to small scattered losses and minor scattered edge damage and pinpoint stains and abrasions. A synthetic resin varnish has been applied.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    3rd Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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