Drumheads and Dairy Maids

Artist:E. F. Ward
Date:1918
Medium:Oil on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 21" x 31" Framed 34" x 43"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Interior Illustration for The Woman's Home Companion November 1918
Price:$3500.00
Full view of oil on illustration board

Full view of oil on illustration board

November 1918 edition of a Woman's Home Companion, featuring Drumheads and Dairy Maids. Included in sale.

November 1918 edition of a Woman's Home Companion, featuring Drumheads and Dairy Maids. Included in sale.

The artists signature and date

The artists signature and date

A large oil on illustration board painting by E.F. Ward commissioned for an interior story titled "Drumheads and Dairy Maids" by Helen Topping Miller for the November 1918 edition of a Woman's Home Companion. Work is beautifully displayed in an oval matted, wide profile period antique frame behind glass, and a complete edition of the magazine this appeared in is included in the sale.

The dairy maid

The dairy maid

The soldier

The soldier

November 1918 edition of a Woman's Home Companion, featuring Drumheads and Dairymaids.

November 1918 edition of a Woman's Home Companion, featuring Drumheads and Dairy Maids. Included in Sale.

A bio on E.F. Ward from American Art Archives :

Edmund Franklin Ward lived and worked primarily in White Plains New York. A friend of Norman Rockwell at the Art Students' League, the duo set-up a studio together. Early oils were as authoritative and dramatic as any of the more established artists. He could capture intimate, delicate scenes as well as large, action-filled dramas, and even comedy with a sure touch. Among the slicks that hired his services: Youth's Companion, Liberty, Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook., Pictorial Review, McCall's, Country Home, Country Gentleman, Saturday Evening Post, Woman's Home Companion, American, Collier's. Historical book illustration, ad work, murals (e. g. White Plains Public Library), and government commissions during both World Wars rounded out his career. He continued to paint long after he left the illustration field.

Framed in period wide profile gesso frame

Framed in period wide profile gesso frame

Above: Verso label from Woman's Home Companion
Verso with hand notations

Verso with hand notations

The artist's notations and address on verso board

The artist's notations and address on verso board



 

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