The Boating Type

Artist:Rolf Armstrong
Date:c. 1930
Medium:Pastel on Artist's Paper
Dimensions:Sight Size 8" x 12" Framed 18 1/2" x 23 1/2"
Original Use:Preliminary Sketch for College Humor Magazine Cover - August 1930
Above: Full view of pastel
Above: Handsomely matted and framed behind glass
Above: The August 1930 College Humor with cover art by Rolf Armstrong

A colorful estate fresh pastel sketch by Rolf Armstrong c. 1930 of his lithe modernist pin up model Margery Crampton, posed on the bow of a well rendered Chris-Craft Runabout art deco boat. This was a preliminary sketch for the August 1930 issue of College Humor Magazine.

Above: verso inkstamp
Above: Verso view
Above: View of whole sheet before framing

While unsigned, pastel is guaranteed to be by the hand of Rolf Armstrong. Provenance: from the collection of Ken Galente, former owner of Silver Screen Gallery in New York City who worked with The Illustration House (also of New York City) on an exhibition of Armstrong's works in November of 1990.

Above: A 1930 Chris-Craft Runabout boat with Rudy Vallee and companions on board
Above: The model Margery Crampton as posed by Rolf Armstrong


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