A dazzling original calendar published oil painting by Henry Clive titled “A Seaside Flirtation” created for the Joseph Hoover Calendar Company. Henry Clive only created five paintings as calendar commissions during the 1920s – 30s, two for the Louis F. Dow Calendar Company and three for Joseph Hoover. From the estate of Charles Martignette, the noted author, historian and advanced collector. This painting hung in Martignette’s Hallandale, Florida condo prominently displayed and was never offered for sale. Martignette placed this work in his “untouchable category” meaning it was not available at any price.
Henry Clive joyously captures the essence of the jazz age and the roaring 20s modernist flapper girl, this is a grand depiction. This rare surviving oil painting is lavishly framed and silk matted and ready to enjoy, and is by all accounts “The Great American Pin-up” personified. A 1934 advertising calendar is included in the sale, this painting likely debuted several years earlier.