"Vanity Fair Painting"   Lot no. 4711

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By Francis Xavier Leyendecker (American, 1877-1924)

7.75" x 5"
mixed media painting on paper
Artist signature to bottom with hand written note TO MY FRIEND MRS LEHMANN



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Produced as an illustration used for the cover of the December 1915 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

A figural work depicting male and female figures, the recumbent female on a divan couch with mischievous smile, holding teacup, and accepting tea service from a smiling young male Blackamoor figure costumed in Orientalist and Baroque period finery.

Presented under glass with a salmon mat border in a museum quality frame with scrolling, ribbon, and floral forms to top.

See all original artwork by Francis Xavier Leyendecker