Very Wearable

Artist:Charles Sheldon
Date:1910-20
Medium:Pen & Ink, Pencil, and Wash on Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 19 1/4" x 16 1/4" Framed 26 1/2" x 29 1/2"
Condition:Good
Original Use:Full Page Illustration for Woman's Home Companion September 1921
Price:$1950.00

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The artist's signature

Scan of the Artwork as it appeared in The Woman's Home Companion September 1921 (included in sale)

A large fashion original illustration by Charles Gates Sheldon which served as an interior fashion plate for the September 1921 issue of The Woman's Home Companion. This lovely model is adorned in the latest and stylish current evening wear a gown by Henri Bendel, asking "Very Wearable - Don't You Think?" This large pen & ink and wash is executed in a fine en grisaille style for interior black and white print reproduction. A stylish example by this illustrator who of course also worked as a cover artist for Photoplay magazine and the other early Hollywood Silent Movie era titles.
In later years Sheldon created and illustrated "The Breck Girl" advertising campaign. The work has some foxing and could use some restoration and or cleaning and is finely matted and framed in a period silver gesso art deco frame.

Framed view in period fine ornate gesso frame

Corner frame profile



 

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