Come And Get It!

Artist:Rolf Armstrong
Date:1950s
Medium:Pastel on illustration board
Dimensions:Sight size 23" by 29" Framed size 34 1/2" by 28 3/4"
Condition:Pristine
Original Use:Calendar art for Brown & Bigelow
Price:Sold
Full view of pastel on illustration board

Full view of pastel on illustration board

The artist's signature lower left

The artist's signature lower left

Detail

Detail

Rolf Armstrong created this Western-themed pin-up cowgirl pastel for the Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company in the early 1950s. The adorable Americana image was published as a calendar with the titles Come And Get It!, and Soups On! This original artwork has tremendous electric cobalt blue coloring as the artist captured the last fleeting minutes of light, imagining a dreamy, well-realized, wide open spaces magic hour. The smiling radiant cowgirl was modeled by Jewel Flowers, the artist's muse and mentor and closest friend. Pastel is in a pristine state of original conservation and handsomely framed under glass with a liner.

Full framed view

Full framed view

Detail

Detail

Corner detail of handsome gallery frame

Corner detail of handsome gallery frame

Verso view before framing

Verso view before framing

The pastel as it appeared in calendar form

The pastel as it appeared in calendar form



 

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