Feeding The Flames

Artist:Frank Hanley
Medium:Gouache on Illlustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 11" x 16" Framed 28" x 32"
Original Use:Cover for Judge Magazine - February 7, 1931
Price:S O L D
Above: Complete view of gouache painting
Above: Detail
Above: Detail

A decidedly art deco jazz age original cover illustration for Judge Magazine signed F. Hanley lower right. Judge Magazine was a precurser to Mad and Cracked and other later politically charged humor magazines which excelled in lampooning the current trends and pop culture fads .

That is why this is a particularily rich example as the nerdy, banker type pre-egghead "egghead" is counting a large wad of his cash in an attempt to keep up with his 2 lean angular jazz baby big spender female companions . A Great Depression-inspired take from the midst of it all; January 1931. In a great period ornate carved gesso frame. A complete copy of the published magazine is included in the sale.

Above: Complete magazine included in sale February7, 1931
Above: Framed and matted view of gouache artwork
Above: Detail of fine gesso frame
Above: The artists signature
Above: Artwork on notated illustation board


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