His Best Friend

Artist:Irene Patten
Date:C.1930
Medium:Pastel on Illustration board
Dimensions:Framed 29" x 41", sight size 22 3/4" x 34 3/4".
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Advertising for Taystee Bread
Price:$2850.00
Main view

Full view of pastel on board

 

Artist signature

The artist's signature

 

Framed view behind glass

Framed view behind glass

A large surviving original advertising pastel for Taystee Bread on illustration board by the prolific female American illustrator and frequent pin-up artist Irene Patten, who along with her sister Laurette Patten worked with numerous calendar companies and advertising accounts during the Golden Age of Illustration. This charming classroom scene is titled on the original brass presentation plaque "His Best Friend", and features an image of wholesome home spun Americana that resonated with the American public during the dark days of the Great Depression.  In the 1930s nostalgic and whimsical scenes like this could be found throughout the pages of The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Good Housekeeping and other mainstream American magazine titles. This original pastel is handsomely framed behind glass and ready to hang.

Title plate

Title plate

 

Corner detail

Corner detail

 

View without frame

View without frame

 



 

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