Firelight Glow

Artist:Jules Erbit
Date:1939
Medium:Pastel on illustration board
Dimensions:Sight size 30 1/2" by 39 1/2" - Framed 36 1/2" by 45 1/2
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Calendar Art for The U.O. Colson Calendar Company
Price:Sold
Full view of pastel on board illustration

Full view of pastel

The artist's signature lower left

The artist's signature lower left

Vintage pin-up lithograph by The U.O. Colson Calendar Company included in sale.

Vintage pin-up lithograph by The U.O. Colson Calendar Company included in sale.

Detail

Detail

Grapefruit Moon Gallery is delighted to offer this large rare surviving published pin-up pastel illustration, done for the U.O. Colson calendar company of Paris, Ohio - titled Firelight Glow, part of their 1939 calendar line. Easily the finest original pastel calendar pin-up illustration ever offered for sale by the prolific illustrator Jules Erbit, known typically for the more wholesome pin-up "girl next door" imagery he created for a variety of major calendar houses during the 1930s and 40s. In this erotically charged piece, a young red-headed model finds herself in an unguarded moment, frolicking on a bear skin rug playfully enjoying the comforts of hearth and home.

Framed view lined and behind UV glass

Framed view lined and behind UV glass


Frame profile and corner view ( I will add a full sized framed image to this listing later this week)

Frame profile and corner view

Original proposed titled of "Glowing" on verso illustration board

Original proposed titled of "Glowing" on verso illustration board

Verso view with notations and labels

Verso view with notations and labels

The U.O. Colson Calendar Company was founded in 1892 by Usher Orlando Colson, a full sized vintage large format calendar top and smaller vintage calendar print of "Firelight Glow" are included in the sale. The pastel is handsomely framed behind U.V. glass, and in a very fine state of original conservation, properly lined with a spacer underneath the glass to protect the pastel surface.



 

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