Foil Proof

Artist:Gil Elvgren
Date:1942
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:Sight size 25" x 31 1/2" Framed 30" x 36"
Condition:Fine
Original Use:Calendar Art for the Louis F Dow Company
Price:S O L D

Detail

Detail


Detail of fencer

Detail of fencer

An unlikely red headed pin up girl fencing in her lingerie is the star attraction of this early rare surviving Gil Elvgren original pin up painting titled "Foil Proof." Not sure lingerie offers the best protection during a sword fight, but this luscious lady is sure a treat for the eyes. Created for the Louis F. Dow calendar company of Saint Paul, Minnesota, this image appeared in calendar form and as a mutoscope card, and the original was recently discovered by our gallery after being presumed lost or destroyed for decades.

Framed view

Framed view

Published print, included with sale

Published print, included with sale


The image as it appeared as a mutoscope card

The image as it appeared as a mutoscope card


Verso notations

Verso notations


Full view of oil on canvas

Full view of oil on canvas



 

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