Monday, July 4, 2016

Truce: J. C. Leyendecker Saturday Evening Post Cover Art

Can the British and the Colonists manage to get along if they're good looking enough? Artist J. C. Leyendecker raises the question in Truce, his charming cover for the Saturday Evening Post of July 4, 1931. The original cover art sold on May 7 at Heritage for $162,500 including the buyer's premium. The American Revolution went ahead anyway.

Truce
J. C. Leyendecker,
Original cover art
The Saturday Evening Post, July 4, 1931

Truce
J. C. Leyendecker,
 Framed original cover art
The Saturday Evening Post, July 4, 1931

Detail of cat and J. C. Leyendecker's signature



Heritage Auction Listing for May 7, 2016

From the American Art Archives, a preliminary study:
Study for Truce
J. C. Leyendecker,
 The Saturday Evening Post, July 4, 1931
board approximately 5.7 x 5.5"
http://www.americanartarchives.com/leyendeceker,jc_studies.htm


Truce
J. C. Leyendecker,
 The Saturday Evening Post, July 4, 1931
Truce
J. C. Leyendecker,
 Original cover art
The Saturday Evening Post, July 4, 1931


Note:  Attempted Bloggery wishes its readers a happy and safe 4th of July! Click on the aqua link for more posts celebrating America's Independence Day.

Illustrator J. C. Leyendecker knows a good yarn when he sees one!

There's more about the Saturday Evening Post too.

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