Tea in the Afternoon

Artist:Charles Edward Chambers
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 21 1/2" x 30 1/2" Framed 31" x 40"
Original Use:Interior Magazine Illustration
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Full view of oil painting

Full view of oil painting

Framed view

Framed view

This large and luminous oil on canvas by Charles E. Chambers was created most likely as an interior story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post. Though the piece is unsigned, it contains all of the characteristics of Chambers work, and is undoubtedly an example of his glossy magazine socialites. Dating to about 1930, the scene features a number of refined jazz age beauties in modest yet flapper inspired apparel enjoying a garden teatime with a dapper suitor. Nicely framed and in a fine state of conservation on original pine stretchers.



Verso view of original pine stretchers and old canvas

Verso view of original pine stretchers and old canvas

A brief look at Charles Chambers, courtesy of 'Who Was Who in American Art,' the reference book on the cultural life in the United States.

Birth place: Ottumwa, IA

Addresses: Chicago area; Riverdale-on-Hudson, NY; NYC

Profession: Painter, illustrator

Studied: AIC; ASL with Geo. Bridgman

Exhibited: AIC, 1908; SC, 1918 (prize); NAD, 1931 (2nd Altman prize).

Member: SI, 1912; C. 1915; Artists Guild (pres.); Allied AA; SI.

Comments: Best known for his magazine illustrations and covers, plus a series of portraits of musicians for Steinway Piano Co., and a series of forty-five billboard displays for Chesterfield cigarettes.


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