Alone On This Boat

Artist:Ralph Coleman
Date:1925
Medium:Oil on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 18" x 26" Framed 22 1/2" x 30 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Interior Art for Unidentified Publication
Price:Sold
Framed view in handsome wood gallery frame

Framed view in handsome wood gallery frame

Frame profile and artist's signature and date of 1925 lower right

Frame profile and artist's signature and date of 1925 lower right

Dating to 1925, this golden age of illustration painting by the noted and prolific American artist Ralph Pallen Coleman illustrates a tense confrontation between a bobbed hair flapper and square jawed companion. Set aboard a ship at sea, the image hints that the vessel is heading into troubled waters, at least metaphorically.  The verso has publication notations indicating the magazine page (145) where this appeared, and also shows the slug text "Are You And I Alone On This Boat." We have yet to determine the magazine title this illustration appeared in. Painting is handsomely framed in a fine wood gallery frame that accents the painting well.

Detail

Detail

Ralph Pallen Coleman was a Philadelphia-based painter who was prolific in the early 20th century. He was a member of The Society of Illustrators and The National Society of Mural Painters. His high water mark at auction was $11,000.00 in 2003.



 

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