17 June 2003
[TEXTILE]. CLEVELAND, Grover (1837-1908), President. Flag banner with central oval portrait of candidate Cleveland, surrounded by white stars and superimposed on a vertical design of the American flag. [N.p., 1884].
20.23 x 17½ in.), Cotton, printed in red, blue and brown (20¾ x 17½ in.), edges neatly hemmed, scattered light stains. Preserved in a sunken mat with gilt edging, matted and glazed in a fine gilt-wood frame. Unexamined out of frame.
Dramatic patriotic banner for Cleveland's first presidential campaign, with a portrait after a painting by Jerome Uhl in the Corcoran Gallery. H.R. Collins, Threads of History, 1979, no.523.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Explore a breathtaking array of Impressionist and modern art, to be offered in our forthcoming 20th Century Week auctions from 15–22 June.
Why this iconic piece, offered in New York on 20 June, represented a 'moment of profound transition’ for its creator — and for furniture design itself