Marilyn Monroe

Artist:T. N. Thompson
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 20" x 25" Framed 28" x 33"
Original Use:Champion Line Illustration for Calendar Reproduction
Price: S O L D
Above: Artwork full view
Above: Detail of reclining nude Marilyn Monroe
Above: Letter from Brown & Bigelow and catalog included in sale

I am proud to offer the original illustration, created in 1952 by T.N. Thompson for The Champion Line. This image turned up for many years and was featured on desk calendars, as well as large hanging calendars with commissioned advertising pads. The early title was: GALS IN GINGHAM SUITED DAD, BLONDES IN LACE FOR THIS LAD.

Later when Marilyn Monroe became the international sensation and sexy nude pin up, this was retitled simply Marilyn for obvious reasons.

Double matted and professionally framed in a vintage, gold gesso, wood stepped frame. Includes a letter from Brown & Bigelow expressing this painting's authenticity, and a copied catalog showing this iconic illustration in various incarnations from Champion Product Lines.

Above: Detail from Catalog showing Marilyn Images available
Above: Framed view in period gesso frame double matted
Above: View of back of Illustration Board showing age


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