Thanks for the Hospitality, Mr. Grover

Artist:George Petty
Date:1938
Medium:Mixed media on illustration board
Dimensions:Sight size 13" x 18 1/4" Framed 24" x 30 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Interior illustration for Esquire
Price:Sold
Full view

Full view

 

The artist's signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

 

Beautifully framed and silk matted behind glass

Beautifully framed and silk matted behind glass

 

The image as it appeared in Esquire Magazine - (included in sale)

The image as it appeared in Esquire Magazine

A glamorous, art deco Petty Girl mixed media illustration from 1938 that appeared in the pages of Esquire Magazine with the quip "Thanks for the hospitality, Mr. Grover, but I don't mind going home in the rain." In this sophisticated rendering, we see a sexy svelte blonde in a form fitting satin gown looking through a curtain to the lightning storm outside. Pondering her options, the lovely model decides that though the skies may appear ominous, her real dangers lie in the advances of one Mr. Grover. This image also appears in Petty - A Portfolio From Esquire. A complete folio of these prints culled from Esquire is included in the sale. Our gallery sold this painting in April of 2014, we were delighted to recently acquire the work again.

Detail

Detail

 

Original print caption

Original print caption

 

Full view of illustration on board before framing

Full view of illustration on board before framing

This original George Petty work is in a pristine state of conservation and has been handsomely silk matted and framed behind glass in an art deco modernist stepped profile gallery frame.

verso view

Verso view

 

Frame profile and corner detail

Frame profile and corner detail

 

verso notations detail

Verso notations detail



 

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