Easy to Take

Artist:Earl Moran
Medium:Pastel on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 11" x 14 1/2" framed 13" x 16 1/2"
Original Use:Pin Up Art for The Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company
Price: S O L D
Above: Full view of pastel pin-up illustration
Above: The artist's early signature and B & B logo
Above: Framed behind glass view

This early original pin up pastel which Earl Moran created for the Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company of Saint Paul, MN is a variation of the 1942 mutoscope card "Easy To Take." It is unclear whether Moran liked his naughty nurse themed offering so much that he created this similarly styled image soon after its publication, or if this was Moran's original idea, and Brown & Bigelow asked for him to turn from the French Maid homecoming piece seen here into an example of the popular candy striper pin up which was published as the popular "hotcha girl" image seen below.

Above: Hotcha Girls Mutoscope Card by Moran of variation

This is a well rendered and very art deco early original pin-up by Earl Moran. It comes housed behind glass in its original gold and silver metallic stepped art deco wood frame and is a fabulous pristine state of conservation.

Above: Frame corner profile and detail
Above: Detail


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