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Lot # 827 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1932 Cover Art by Revere F. Wistehuff

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $1,150.00

Original cover art by Revere F. Wistehuff for the Christmas 1932 issue of The American Girl magazine. Exceptional cover art by Revere F. Wistehuff (1900-1971) in watercolor on board measures 14.5 x 21 inches. Revere F. Wistehuff was among the most popular illustration artists of the 1930s and 1940s. His work often appeared on the covers of America's most popular magazines, such as The Saturday Evening Post and Vanity Fair. Wistehuff was a member of the famous New Rochelle Art Colony, along with other notable illustration art figures such as Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker. This early 1930's magazine cover art features an attractive young lady hand painting Christmas presents, including the doll she is holding in her hand. As with all of Wistehuff's work, the style is clean and precise. The original magazine title lettering is lightly outlined in pencil behind the wreath, which is ideal as it allows the viewer to get an understanding of the painting's use, yet at the same time does not interfere with the image. Perfectly clean, in flawless condition, signed at the lower right, this is a magnificent and stunning example of vintage illustration cover art from a master of the genre, with a very appealing subject matter, ideal for display. Matted and framed to total dimensions of 24 x 31.5 inches. An original copy of The American Girl magazine on which it appeared accompanies the painting. Near Mint condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $1,150.00

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