A Cowgirl Shooter

Artist:Unknown
Date:1949
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 14" x 18" Framed 25 1/2" x 29 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Pin Up Art for Stecher-Traung Advertising Agency
Price:$5500.00
Full view of cowgirl

Full view of cowgirl

Grapefruit Moon Gallery is pleased to have the opportunity to once again offer for sale this 1949 Western Americana cowgirl themed gouache on illustration board from the archives of Stecher-Traung & Schmidt. The 100-year-old San Francisco ad agency/lithography company was an multi-service printing and advertising agency, known for their hard-drinking, familial atmosphere, and their eye for talent. The work is in the style of George Petty and Ben-Hur Baz. Among other noted artists Stecher-Traug employed Gil Elvgren, E.B. Segner, and Mary Mayo. This commissioned illustration is dated and inkstamped in the lower corner but is unsigned. The sharp shooting pin up girl in two piece Annie Oakley inspired outfit is pure cheesecake. Work is beautifully framed and matted in a period ornate gesso frame.

Full framed view

Full framed view

 

Detail view of period gesso frame

Detail view of period gesso frame

 

Company stamp on verso

Company stamp on verso



 

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