"Sunday Afternoon Callers, Saturday Evening Post Cover, June 17, 1950"   Lot no. 4064

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By George Hughes (1907-1990)

1950
20.00" x 18.50"
Oil on Masonite
Signed 'Hughes-' Lower Left

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This work was published as the cover of the June 17, 1950 edition of The Saturday Evening Post.

 

The Post described, "This social crisis is worse than you think. The departing guests won't mercifully continue on their way. They will pause and chat so long with the arriving throng that the hostess will have to cry merrily, 'Isn't this wonderful? Come on in, all of you, and let's make an afternoon of it!' What the host will mutter isn't for publication. The crowd won't stay to supper, though; the darling children, gamboling together like little cats and dogs, will soon get everybody so lathered up that their parents will disentangle them and gladly go away in opposite directions. Hughes assures us that a situation like this has never been known to arise among his neighbors in Vermont -- he says he heard of it happening to a family in California." (The Saturday Evening Post, June 17, 1950, p. 3)

 

Literature:

 

J. Cohn, Covers of the Saturday Evening Post: Seventy Years of Outstanding Illustration From America's Favorite Magazine, New York, 1995, p. 228, illustrated.

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