This patriotic, morale boosting, WWII-era red, white and blue cover gouache illustration painting was the cover for the May, 2, 1942 edition of Liberty Magazine. The image depicts a curvy pin-up girl christening a ship as the nattily attired distinguished guests of the ceremony struggle to keep their eyes on the matter at hand. In a humorous nod to the rations of wartime, a funnel is helpfully placed beneath the bottle to ensure that not a drop of champagne is wasted. By the New York based cartoonist and illustrator Stephen Ronay, this fresh-to-the-market cover painting has been handsomely matted and framed under glass in a fabulous period antique gold frame. A complete edition of the published magazine is included in the sale.
|Medium:||Gouache on illustration board|
|Dimensions:||Sight size 13" by 16 1/2" Framed 23 1/4" by 26 1/2"|
|Original Use:||Cover for Liberty Magazine, May 2, 1942|
Christening The Ship
Artist: Stephen Ronay