"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.


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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