Thanksgiving Day Harvest

Artist:Edmund Davenport
Date:1928
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 26" x 32" Framed 29" x 35"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for The American Magazine, November 1928
Price:$8500.00
Full view of oil on canvas cover painting

Full view of oil on canvas cover painting

The artist's signature and frame corner profile view

The artist's signature and frame corner profile view

The American Magazine - November, 1928 (included in sale)

The American Magazine - November, 1928 (included in sale)

A large American impressionist oil painting by the well listed illustrator Edmund Davenport. A frequent cover artist for a number of Golden Age of Illustration glossy magazine titles, Davenport excelled at this manner of romancing the celebratory moments of life without resorting to obvious sentimentalism. This well realized and luminous work utilizes an impasto technique and a lush fall color palette and was used as the cover for the November 1928 Thanksgiving edition of The American Magazine. A copy of the magazine is included with purchase.

Detail

Detail

Framed view in simple and likely original gold painted wood frame

Framed view in simple and likely original gold painted wood frame

Verso view of untouched back canvas on original pine wood stretcher bars

Verso view of untouched back canvas on original pine wood stretcher bars

Grapefruit Moon Gallery sold an Edmund Davenport oil painting used as the cover in 1925 for The Saturday Evening Post last year, that was our introduction to the artist. This too was created as cover art for an American slick magazine, here we find a beaming modernist flapper girl preparing for a holiday feast and evoking the youthful jazz age pluck while paying respect to the American spirit celebrated at Thanksgiving.

Painting retains original back stretcher bars and is framed in a simple gesso frame that is period to the creation of the painting.



 

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