Vacation Requirement

Artist:Unknown
Date:c. 1910
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 15 1/2" x 23" Framed 27 1/2" x 33 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Advertising art
Price:$2950.00
Full view of watercolor on illustration board painting

Full view of watercolor on illustration board painting

Detail

Detail

Framed and matted view in hand carved custom made bass wood gallery frame

Framed and matted view in hand carved custom made bass wood gallery frame

Dating to approximately 1910, this large and expertly rendered gouache painting was likely used as magazine advertising art for Kodak Cameras in American weekly magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post. This bears a Forbes Litho Company of Boston ad agency verso label and bears the name of "Thompson" on the back of the illustration board, the artist is unidentified at this point. Titled "Vacation Requirement" this is great early 20th century advertising Americana treasure with a stylish Edwardian attired family cooling off at the beach.

Above: View before framing
Above: "Vacation Requirement" title seen in margin before framing
Above: Verso view before framing
Above: Verso label
Above: Verso notations and name of "Thompson" (likely artist's name)

The painting is matted behind glass in a museum quality, hand carved, basswood frame manufactured by Thanhardt-Burger in LaPorte, Indiana. Thanhardt-Burger purchased Newcomb-Macklin in 1979 and is now part of the legacy of the oldest continuously-run frame-making company in the United States.

Frame corner profile

Frame corner profile



 

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