"Original Magazine Story Illustration"   Lot no. 103

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By Edmund Franklin Ward (American- 1892-1990)

1935 (Estimated)
23.00" x 33.50"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Right

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Illustration for magazine story, 1935.

Original magazine story illustration
Spinster watching romantic

Signed and dated lower right: E.F. Ward, 1935
Provenance: Morris Weiss collection

Edmund Ward had early success as an illustrator, working in his twenties for The Saturday Evening Post. He was renowned for his illustrations for the Alexander Botts and Assistant District Attorney Doowinkle series in the Post. Ward studied at the Art Students League, and was a classmate of Norman Rockwell. Ward's teachers included George Bridgman and Thomas Fogarty, and Ward was a member of the Salmagundi Club and the Society of Illustrators. This handsome illustration spotlights a classic romance theme of unrequited love.


Making his first illustrations for the "Saturday Evening Post" before he was age 20, Edmund Ward had a successful career as an illustrator of works that ranged in style and subject matter from dark tonalist in oils to humorous in wash and watercolor. For many years he illustrated the Alexander Botts and Assistant District Attorney Doowinkle stories for the "Post."

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