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    Sale 12165

    American Art

    22 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 51

    Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951)

    Stoking the Furnace

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    Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951)
    Stoking the Furnace
    signed with conjoined initials 'JCLeyendecker' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    30 1/8 x 23 1/8 in. (76.5 x 58.7 cm.)
    Painted in 1938.


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    The present work was published as the cover illustration of the October 15th, 1938 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Private collection, Cleveland, Ohio, acquired from the above.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    The Saturday Evening Post, October 15, 1938, cover illustration.
    J. Cohn, Covers of The Saturday Evening Post, New York, 1998, p. 168, illustrated.
    L.S. Cutler, J.G. Cutler, National Museum of American Illustration, J.C. Leyendecker: American Imagist, New York, 2008, p. 164, illustrated.