Studio Setting

Artist:Arnold Armitage
Date:C. 1950
Medium:Oil on stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight size 31 1/4" x 42"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Published Calendar Pin-up Art
Price:$10,500.00
Full view of oil on canvas painting

Full view of oil on canvas painting

 

The artist's signature lower left

The artist's signature lower left

 

Dated 1955 Calendar of Studio Setting (included in sale)

Dated 1955 Calendar of Studio Setting (included in sale)

This is a large format erotic pin-up calendar painting by the English illustrator Arnold Armitage. This was likely painted in about 1950 and appeared in calendars at that time with the title Studio Setting. This nude beauty proved too provocative for some markets, and the calendar company began issuing a version of this piece wherein the nudity was obscured with the inclusion of a sheer bra and slip lingerie set. Both a print showing the nude version and a dated 1955 calendar of the image that shows the censored version of the artwork are included with sale. The lingerie was likely painted on a clear plastic overlay by a calendar company staff artist in order to produce variants of the image, and was never in fact painted by the artist Arnold Armitage or a part of this oil on canvas original painting. This breezy nude in an artist's studio scene is all-original and a fresh to the market recently discovered pin-up painting that we were delighted to uncover. Painting is handsomely framed in a wide profile wood gallery frame and ready to enjoy.

Framed View

Framed View

Detail

Detail

Vintage calendar print included with sale

Vintage calendar print included with sale

Detail

Detail

 

Verso view of untouched canvas back on original pine stretchers

Verso view of untouched canvas back on original pine stretchers

Frame corner profile detail

Frame corner profile detail



 

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