"Study for Saturday Evening Post Cover 'Boy with Lantern'"   Lot no. 4615

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By Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951)

1926
14.5" x 11.25", Framed 18.5" x 15.5"
Oil on Canvas
Unisigned

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This is a study for the 1926 Christmas issue of The Saturday Evening Post. December 25, 1926

Joseph Christian Leyendecker’s illustrations and advertisements fueled a collective visual memory for the early 20th century American public. Over the course of his career, Leyendecker created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post, as well as numerous other magazines, including Collier’s and Ladies’ Home Journal. The only illustrator to eclipse his fame was Norman Rockwell and Rockwell was quick to credit Leyendecker as his mentor and inspiration.

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