Winning Ace

Artist:Freeman Elliott
Date:1948
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 14" x 20" Framed 21" X 27"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Calendar Art For The Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company
Price:Sold
Full view

Full view

The painting as it appeared as Brown & Bigelow double deck of playing cards -"Winning Aces", (Included in sale)

The painting as it appeared as Brown & Bigelow double deck of playing cards -"Winning Aces", (Included in sale)

A fabulous published erotic pin-up painting by Freeman Elliott for The Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company. The image appeared in 1948 as one of the two images in a double deck of playing cards put out by the calendar giant marketed with the title "Winning Aces". From the Collection of Charles Martignette and Louis Meisel, the artwork appears in The Great American Pin-up (Taschen, 1996), as plate #340. The companion painting from the card set with the green background sold at auction in 2010 for $13,150.00. Freeman Elliott was a Chicago based artist and illustrator who found work at the advertising agency Stevens/Gross were he worked alongside Gil Elvgren, Al Buell, Haddon Sundblom and their other impressive staff artists. Painting is simply matted and framed under plexiglass in a black wood frame and verso bears an inkstamp from The Louis Meisel gallery in New York City. A complete double deck of the vintage playing cards are included in the sale.

Detail

Detail

Simply matted and framed under plexiglass

Simply matted and framed under plexiglass

Frame corner profile and double deck of "Winning Aces" playing cards (included in sale)

Frame corner profile and double deck of "Winning Aces" playing cards (included in sale)

Verso view before framing

Verso view before framing



 

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