This nostalgic oil and graphite on illustration board, offers a peek into the early days of automotive touring. Bill Medcalf created this as a final presentation painting for one of Brown & Bigelow’s historically themed 12 month Americana calendars. In their finest Sunday clothes, a family taking a jaunt in their 1908-era Ford Model T find themselves lost on a country road. Bringing many of the classic archetypes of early motoring together, the male driver of the car refuses to look at the map his wife is consulting, while a farmer (who has likely never seen a car before) directs them in exactly the opposite direction than they were headed. These many little touches turn this painting into such a touching scene rather than just a sentimental look back. Medcalf’s power at evoking the past, and his deft artistry made him one of Brown & Bigelow’s star artist’s throughout the 1950s.
|Medium:||Oil and Graphite on Board|
|Dimensions:||Sight Size 29 1/2" x 29 1/2" Framed 33" x 33"|
|Original Use:||Final Preliminary Painting for Brown & Bigelow Calendar|
|Price:||S O L D|
Artist: William Medcalf
Price: S O L D