A rare surviving art deco gouache painting by one of our favorite American illustrators Edward Eggleston. This was created as the cover for a Valentines Day themed crafting magazine, Dennison’s Party Magazine, Jan/Feb 1928. Eggleston was a New York based calendar artist and illustrator who is best remembered today for his Jazz Age, racy stylized 1920s Atlantic City travel posters that brought to light the allure of the flapper girl with risque bathing beauty imagery.
This original cover illustration painting is a colorful festive scene of a young pretty flapper girl at a Mardi-Gras themed costume party with streamers and balloons that were available for purchase in the magazine’s pages. Nicely framed and oval matted behind glass–a printed edition of the vintage magazine featuring the image as published is included with the sale.