The Farmer's Daughter

Artist:Ed Valigursky (attributed)
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 11" x 17" Framed 18" x 22 1/2"
Original Use: Illustration for Saga Magazine
Price: S O L D
Above: Full view
Above: Framed and matted behind glass in handsome gallery frame

A direct and gritty, highly sexualized unsigned gouache on illustration board painting from a collection of works we recently acquired that are believed to come from the early years of Saga Magazine. Saga was a lurid men's title that thrived in the post-war pulp low brow magazine market of the early 1950s. This is a typical sweat magazine take on the old folklore tale of the farmer's daughter, and is lurid and intriguing as such.

Above: Detail
Above: Full view of illustration on board before framing
Above: Verso view of illustration board

We have not been able to locate the exact usage or date of publication for this illustration, but one of the pieces from this collection had a label on the back of the original frame that read "Attributed to Valigursky - For Saga Magazine 40's -50s."


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