"Ski Equipment Still Life, Saturday Evening Post Cover "   Lot no. 2536

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By John Atherton (1900-1952)

1945 (Estimated)
21.25" x 16.50", Framed 30.35" x 25.50"
Gouache
Signed Lower Left

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Cover of The Saturday Evening Post, February 3, 1945

 

The Post described, "The mountain you see in John Atherton's Post cover is Mount Nowhere. It could be in Canada, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts or any one of the various places in which Mr. Atherton and his wife, both inveterate skiers, have schussed down mountainsides. But it isn't in any of them. It's just the artist's idea of a grand place to ski if he ever found himself in Never-Never Land during a snowstorm with a pair of skis at hand. The knapsack in the picture is the one Mr. Atherton always carries on his trips. It has metal back braces which are held in place by a belt around the middle which would help to protect the skier from broken bones in a fall." (The Saturday Evening Post, February 3, 1945, p. 2)

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