The Long Call

Artist:Stockton Mulford
Date:1924
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight size 21" x 33" Framed 24 1/4" by 36 1/4"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Interior Illustration in Everybody's Magazine - April 1924
Price:SOLD
Full view

Full view

The artist's signature and date lower right

The artist's signature and date lower right

Detail

Detail

The illustration as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine, April 1924, (included in sale)

The illustration as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine, April 1924, (included in sale)

Stockton Mulford created this compelling oil on canvas illustration of a daring aviatrix for the April, 1924 issue of Everybody's Magazine. The art accompanied the interior story The Long Call, a Canadian Northwest rescue adventure story by Kathrene and Robert Pinkerton that centered on a fictional embodiment of the early 20th century independent woman.  The story of Peggy Thorpe, who at age eight scandalized the family by deciding to wear overalls, at eighteen turned "her untamable determination and the charm of a vibrant personality to the upbuilding of the family fortune" and then to the drama of the skies.  In deep shadowy blue tones, the artwork captures the devil-may-care spirit of the 1920s flapper, and the tremendous enthusiasm for flight in the machine age. This technically brilliant painting by the well-listed New York area pulp illustrator comes with a bound edition of Everybody's Magazine that shows the published image, above a caption reading "A low whistle directed them to the airplane, and the supplies were stowed in the fuselage." The painting retains its original gold painted wood antique frame.

Detail

Detail

 

Framed view in original gold painted wood frame

Framed view in original gold painted wood frame

 

Verso view

Verso view

 

Detail of support material included in sale

Detail of support material included in sale

 

Print caption detail

Print caption detail



 

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