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Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951)
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.
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.

Lot Essay

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

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