"Vogue Cover Illustration"   Lot no. 4713

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By Francis Xavier Leyendecker (American, 1877-1924)

7.75" x 5.75"
mixed media painting on paper
Artist signature monogram to bottom FXL



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cover Illustration of the November 15, 1912 issue of Vogue magazine

A figural work depicting lovers figures, the recumbent male costumed as a masked Harlequin clown, the female seated on a throne and dressed as an aristocratic lady of the 18th Century Baroque period with VOGUE in calligraphy letters to upper right and hand written pencil notations to bottom.

Presented under glass with a salmon mat border in a museum quality frame with scrolling, ribbon, and floral forms to top. Sight size measures approximately 7.75" x 5.75".

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            Born in Germany, Francis Xavier Leyendecker was very competent, but was always overshadowed by his older brother. Francis's work was more sensitive, and highly detailed, but it never matched the assurance and dramatic poster quality of Joseph's. Francis also painted covers for leading publications such as The Saturday Evening Post, Vogue, and notably, Collier's. He later designed stained-glass windows.

            The two brothers never married. They worked together in a large studio estate in New Rochelle. The fascinating story of their personal lives is related in Norman Rockwell's book My Adventures of an Illustrator.