Lovelorn Beauty Admires 2 WWII Soldiers

Artist:Herman Bischoff
Date:1940s
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 17" x 13" Framed 27" x 21"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Original Illustration Art for Mennon Gift Set For Men
Price:$1800.00
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Framed view; double matted in period gesso wood frame

Framed view; double matted in period gesso wood frame

Slightly worn example of original artwork

Slightly worn example of original artwork

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Above: The signature as it appears on the box

An original World War II era gouache illustration featuring a Marlene Dietrich-esque lovelorn pin up admiring her two enlisted men presumably stationed "over there, " as it were, in Europe.

Classic bad girl campy imagery which was used as art for a Mennen gift box for Men lithographed box for the set which is included in the sale. Signed Bischoff on the box (only, not on gouache artwork itself). This is by Herman E. Bischoff, an illustrator who worked for Esquire magazine and created covers for Liberty magazine during the 1940s-50s.



 

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