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Artist:Clyde Forsythe
Date:1917- 1925
Medium:Oil On Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 24" x 34" Framed 30" x 40"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for an unidentified Street & Smith Publishers Pulp title - Likely Top Notch Weekly
Price:Sold
Full view

Full view

The artist's signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

Detail

Detail

Featuring an action-packed early football image, this exciting, fresh-to-the-market pulp cover painting is signed lower right by Clyde Forsythe, an American illustrator who created a number of iconic American WWI propaganda posters.This large oil on canvas dates to around 1920 and we have so far have not been able to find where this appeared. Our hunch is that is was a cover for Top Notch, a popular long running Street & Smith title that focused on sports and the active life, frequently with football cover images in this style. It is hard to fathom but in the heyday of the pulps, during the early 1930s there were seven exclusive football related competing pulp titles, including  Thrilling Football Stories, Exciting Football, Football Action, and Popular Football.

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Framed view in handsome gallery frame

Framed view in handsome gallery frame

Verso view of old canvas on original pine stretchers

Verso view of old canvas on original pine stretchers

Frame corner profile view

Frame corner profile view

Detail

Detail



 

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