Christening The Ship

Artist:Stephen Ronay
Date:1942
Medium:Gouache on illustration board
Dimensions:Sight size 13" by 16 1/2" Framed 23 1/4" by 26 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Liberty Magazine, May 2, 1942
Price:Sold
Full view of gouache cover painting

Full view of gouache cover painting

The artist's signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

The illustration as it appeared as the cover for Liberty Magazine, May 2, 1942 (included in sale).

The illustration as it appeared as the cover for Liberty Magazine, May 2, 1942 (included in sale).

This patriotic, morale boosting, WWII-era red, white and blue cover gouache illustration painting was the cover for the May, 2, 1942 edition of Liberty Magazine. The image depicts a curvy pin-up girl christening a ship as the nattily attired distinguished guests of the ceremony struggle to keep their eyes on the matter at hand. In a humorous nod to the rations of wartime, a funnel is helpfully placed beneath the bottle to ensure that not a drop of champagne is wasted. By the New York based cartoonist and illustrator Stephen Ronay, this fresh-to-the-market cover painting has been handsomely matted and framed under glass in a fabulous period antique gold frame. A complete edition of the published magazine is included in the sale.

Framed view

Framed view

Frame corner profile

Frame corner profile

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

Estate stamped verso view of illustration board before framing

Estate stamped verso view of illustration board before framing



 

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