Snowflakes

Artist:Henry Hutt
Date:1899
Medium:Gouache on illustration board
Dimensions:Sight size 15 1/2" X 18 1/2" Framed to 26 1/2" X 30 1/2"
Condition:Illustration has been trimmed
Original Use:Interior illustration in Century Magazine
Price:$3950.00
Detail

Detail

The illustration as it appeared in print (included in sale)

The illustration as it appeared in print (included in sale)

Framed and silk matted under glass in fine carved gold frame

Framed and silk matted under glass in fine carved gold frame

Henry Hutt created this whimsical Victorian winter scene painting for publication in Century magazine.  The image shows three demure maidens delighting in the gentle fall of snowflakes in an unexpected Christmas blizzard. The Chicago based illustrator was known at the turn of the 20th century for his trend-setting images "depicting the stylish, up-to-date female." In 1908 Century compiled eighty of the artist's most revered illustrations into the popular volume The Henry Hutt Picture Book. He was considered to be somewhat of a child prodigy and sold his first illustration to LIFE magazine when he was a mere 16 years of age, and worked for many of the periods most heralded magazine titles. This painting appeared in the December 1899 "Christmas Number" issue of Century. The illustration has been trimmed from its original proportions, as published the scene included three bishops overlooking the maidens. Handsomely silk matted and framed under glass in a hand carved basswood frame. A complete edition of the published magazine is included in the sale.

Detail

Detail

Verso view prior to framing

Verso view prior to framing

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Christmas Number - December, 1899 (included in sale)

The December 1899 edition of Century magazine (included in sale)

Frame profile

Frame profile



 

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