"Traffic Stop, Saturday Evening Post Cover"   Lot no. 3033

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By Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951)

1922 (Estimated)
28.00" x 21.00", Framed 34.00" x 28.00"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Right
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Cover Illustration, The Saturday Evening Post, June 24, 1922

In this June 24, 1922 The Saturday Evening Post cover, J. C. Leyendecker has created a humorous drama of everyday life to engagingly evoke a long lost era, with two children in a soap box racer being given a ticket.  The drama, such as it is, is a child’s version of an adult situation where she supplies the tears, and her escort provides the argument.   Leyendecker’s crisply dashing style suits the figure of a motorcycle cop perfectly.  It is a picture to which we respond just like the smile on the face of the cop.


Literature:

The Saturday Evening Post, June 24, 1922, illustrated on the cover

Michael Schau, J.C. Leyendecker, New York, 1974, illustrated p. 187

Laurence S. Cutler and Judy Goffman Cutler, J.C. Leyendecker: American Imagist, New York, 2008, illustrated p. 137

 

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