Navy Frog Men Scuba Scene

Artist:Ed Lafferty
Date:1951
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight size 13 1/2 " by 19 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Popular Mechanics Magazine, August, 1951
Price:Sold
Detail of gouache on illustration board cover painting

Detail of gouache on illustration board

the artists signature and illustration board margins lower right

The artist's signature and illustration board margins lower right

 

The painting as it appears on the cover of Popular Mechanics Magazine, August, 1951

The painting as it appears on the cover of Popular Mechanics Magazine, August, 1951

An eerie underwater view of two Navy Frogman divers, this gouache cover painting by Ed Lafferty appeared on the cover of the August, 1951 edition of Popular Mechanics. The scene illustrates an interior story that showcases the groundbreaking movie set design work of Louis Witte, Hollywood's "ace authority on celluloid warfare."

Framed and matted behind glass in period gold wood frame.

Framed and matted behind glass in period gold wood frame.

Title page information text about the cover painting

Title page information text about the cover painting

 

Verso view of illustration board before framing

Verso view of illustration board before framing

 

Frame profile corner detail

Frame profile corner detail

Handsomely matted and framed behind glass and ready to hang, a complete copy of the published magazine accompanies the painting.



 

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