"The Abolishing of Death, Cosmopolitan commission, 1919" Lot no. 3931
By Francis Xavier Leyendecker (American, 1877-1924)
18.75" x 24.75", Framed 33.75" x 39.75"
Oil on Board
Signed Lower Right: F X Leyendecker
B. King, "The Abolishing of Death," Cosmopolitan Magazine, New York, June-September, 1919, n.p.;
B. King, The Abolishing of Death, New York, 1919, n.p.
The present work was commissioned by Cosmopolitan Magazine for the serial "The Abolishing of Death" by Basil King. This specific Leyendecker illustration was not published within the magazine. However, the Cosmopolitan Book Corporation published the serial as a novel with illustrations by F. X. Leyendecker the same year, where the present work was possibly utilized.
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