This original oil painting is one of three estate finds created by the artist “Eyre” which was possibly a pseudonym for the east coast 1920s – 30s illustrator Edward Eggleston.
Though this example is unsigned, it was undoubtedly created by the same hand as the two signed Eyre pieces, and all three strongly resemble the work of Eggleston, who created several similar flapper girl seaside bathing beauty imagery for Atlantic City travel posters. The “EYRE” signature (visible in the other examples offered by the gallery) is stylistically similar to Eggleston’s signature and the color palette is reminiscent as well. This is a beautiful painting and is framed in an ornate period art deco frame matted behind glass. Below are a couple of Eggleston Atlantic City posters that have sold at auction recently for comparison purposes.