Date With Death

Artist:Edwin Georgi
Date:1949
Medium:Mixed media on illustration board
Dimensions:Sight size 14 3/4" by 15 1/4" Framed 22" by 22 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Interior Story for The Saturday Evening Post
Price:SOLD
Full view of illustration

Full view of illustration

Detail

Detail

 

The Illustration as it appears in the February 12, 1949 Saturday Evening Post (included in sale)

The Illustration as it appears in the February 12, 1949 Saturday Evening Post (included in sale)

An intensely colored, dramatic and moody, mixed media illustration work by Edwin Georgi, Date With Death, which illustrated an interior story by Leslie Ford in The Saturday Evening Post. The image shows a favorite Georgi theme, the moment of discovery of betrayal in a love triangle. A complete edition of the February 12, 1949 Saturday Evening Post featuring the published image accompanies this illustration. This psychologically tense, and tightly rendered work confirms our suspicion that illustrators frequently created their finest works for this revered publication.

Framed and matted behind glass in handsome gallery frame

Framed and matted behind glass in handsome gallery frame

frame profile corner view

frame profile corner view

Included in sale

Included in sale

 

Verso labels and publication specific text

Verso labels and publication specific text

 

verso writing likely in the artist's hand

verso writing likely in the artist's hand

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Edwin Georgi is our favorite mid-century illustrator--his style is inventive, original, and unique. Numerous examples of his "Georgi Girl" depictions hang in the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.



 

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