Smooth

Artist:Earl Moran
Date:1930s
Medium:Pastel on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight size 22" by 30 1/2" Framed to 25 1/2" by 34 "
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Advertising For Richlube Motor Oil
Price:$15,000.00
Full view of pastel illustration

Full view of pastel illustration

The artist's signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

The image as it appeared as an advertisement for Richlube Motor Oil

The image as it appeared as an advertisement for Richlube Motor Oil

A spectacular example of Earl Moran's early pin-up pastel illustration work, created for The Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company, and used in a 1930s Richlube Motor Oil advertising calendar with the caption "Smooth". The images showcases a sublime and sexy red headed flapper girl cutie who appears to have stepped right out of the chorus line of a pre-code Hollywood film title. The Automobilia / Petroliana advertising tie-in and pristine condition only add to the already abundant allure. Pastel is framed in a handsome and likely original gold painted wood frame and is properly lined under UV glass.

Detail

Detail

Framed and properly lined under UV glass view

Framed and properly lined under UV glass

Verso Brown & Bigleow inventory label

Verso Brown & Bigelow inventory label



 

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