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            • Original Vintage US World War II Navy Poster Barclay
              Feb. 08, 2024

              Original Vintage US World War II Navy Poster Barclay

              Est: $400 - $500

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943 Dish it out with the Navy Offset 1942 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (B/B+) was folded, small tears at the edges and folds, small losses and tape staining in the bottom corners and at the left and right center fold#USA #World War II #Navy

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Original Vintage WWII Poster Save Your Cans by McClelland Barclay c1943
              Feb. 06, 2024

              Original Vintage WWII Poster Save Your Cans by McClelland Barclay c1943

              Est: $500 - $900

              This WWII poster by McClelland Barclay is innovative in its use of perspective. Notice how the average American housewife hands the solider his ammo from our angle as though they are us! This poster is a variant of another image by Barclay in which the cans were bullets. McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was a popular magazine cover artist during the 1920's and 1930's. He is known for his pin up model, the "Fisher Body Girl", based on his young wife. His clients outside the publishing industry also included many of the top brands, such as Texaco, Camel, and General Motors. Due to his popularity in pinup illustration, he earned a position as judge for the 1936 Miss America Pageant. Barclay created many recruitment posters for the Navy, which he had also done during WWI. He also designed camouflage for uniforms, ships, and airplanes, but is most known for his recruitment posters. When America entered the war in 1940, Barclay signed up for active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy at age 49. He continued his poster design work from the battlefield, traveling to different areas of combat to photograph and sketch from real life conflicts. He died while aboard the U.S.S. LST-342, which was torpedoed in 1943 in the Solomon Islands. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

              The Ross Art Group, Inc
            • McClelland Barclay Patinated Metal Scottish Terrier Bookends Ca. 1932, H 6"
              Dec. 14, 2023

              McClelland Barclay Patinated Metal Scottish Terrier Bookends Ca. 1932, H 6"

              Est: $150 - $250

              Signed.

              DuMouchelles
            • McClelland Barclay bookends
              Dec. 02, 2023

              McClelland Barclay bookends

              Est: $250 - $350

              McClelland Barclay bookendsNew York, NYbronze signed 4.5"h x 3.5"w 

              Treadway Gallery
            • McClelland Barclay Portrait Drawing on Paper
              Nov. 18, 2023

              McClelland Barclay Portrait Drawing on Paper

              Est: $100 - $300

              McClelland Barclay (American: 1891 - 1943) graphite/pencil portrait drawing on paper of a young woman. Hand signed to lower right. View: 10” W x 13-1/2” H. Frame: 16-3/4” W x 20-3/4” H. Shipping: Purchaser local pick-up by request/appointment available for all items. Napoleons Fine Art does not offer in-house shipping for this item. However, we are happy to refer experienced local third-party shippers for all domestic and international buyers. Please feel free to contact the following shippers for estimates/quotes: Junior's Auction Services Email Address: [email protected] Telephone Number: (561) 510-0345 First Class Shipping Email Address: [email protected] Telephone Number: (754) 800-7674 The UPS Store #6989 Email Address: [email protected] Telephone Number: (561) 631-8997 Pak Mail Shipping Center US830 Email Address: [email protected] Telephone Number: (305) 274-2700 Have a similar item for sale? Learn how to feature your item(s) at auction at www.napoleonsfineart.com

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            • Beaumal Topcoats. 1923.
              Nov. 12, 2023

              Beaumal Topcoats. 1923.

              Est: $1,000 - $1,200

              ARTIST: MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (1891-1943) SIZE: 16 3/8 x 24 in./41.4 x 61 cm PRINTER: C. B. Shane Co. DESCRIPTION: A 1922 ad for Beaumal topcoats in “The Clothier and Furnisher” described the product as such: “They’re rain or shine coats; fine for both. Motor coats, street coats; practical for all kinds of purposes—and really waterproof. Crosstwist’s a new all-wool fabric; topcoats of it are great values at $45.” Here, a couple enjoys a romantic outing in their stylish new wares. This poster is on a display board. (Art Deco; Fashion; American)

              Poster Auctions International Inc
            • Original Vintage WWII Poster Save Your Cans by McClelland Barclay c1943
              Oct. 17, 2023

              Original Vintage WWII Poster Save Your Cans by McClelland Barclay c1943

              Est: $500 - $900

              This WWII poster by McClelland Barclay is innovative in its use of perspective. Notice how the average American housewife hands the solider his ammo from our angle as though they are us! This poster is a variant of another image by Barclay in which the cans were bullets. McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was a popular magazine cover artist during the 1920's and 1930's. He is known for his pin up model, the "Fisher Body Girl", based on his young wife. His clients outside the publishing industry also included many of the top brands, such as Texaco, Camel, and General Motors. Due to his popularity in pinup illustration, he earned a position as judge for the 1936 Miss America Pageant. Barclay created many recruitment posters for the Navy, which he had also done during WWI. He also designed camouflage for uniforms, ships, and airplanes, but is most known for his recruitment posters. When America entered the war in 1940, Barclay signed up for active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy at age 49. He continued his poster design work from the battlefield, traveling to different areas of combat to photograph and sketch from real life conflicts. He died while aboard the U.S.S. LST-342, which was torpedoed in 1943 in the Solomon Islands. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.

              The Ross Art Group, Inc
            • McClelland Barclay, Portrait of a Lady
              Oct. 10, 2023

              McClelland Barclay, Portrait of a Lady

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              McClelland Barclay Portrait of a Lady charcoal and gouache on paper sight: 27 h x 25.75 w in (69 x 65 cm) Signed to lower left 'McClelland Barclay'. Provenance: Estate of Toni Schulman This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

              Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
            • McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting
              Sep. 10, 2023

              McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting

              Est: $4,000 - $5,250

              ARTIST: McClelland Barclay (Missouri, New York, California, 1891 - 1943) NAME: Lydia and Sophie MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: One puncture 1/2" long by the right edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 28 inches / 76 x 71 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 30 inches / 81 x 76 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: Illustration for Cosmopolitan Magazine. According to previous owner, the sitter was her mother, Ms. Katharine Roberts. She was a friend of the artist who later introduced her to Eugene Vidal. They married on Dec. 15, 1939. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal (April 13, 1895 A– February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal from a previous marriage. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, and was President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. PROVENANCE: Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, Date 2013-10-28, Lot 287 CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119452 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: McClelland Barclay was born in 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York City in 1912, in order to make his way in the art world and to study at the Art Students League. He quickly became known about New York as a colorful character and according to Life magazine was "talented and seen all around the town". Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go directly into illustration since he needed income having refused help from his prominent family in St. Louis. Barclay simply wanted to "make it on his own". After a single year of study he garnered several important commissions and his work was soon gracing the covers of several national publications. One commission led to another and his career was launched. During the 1920's and 30's, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals: Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. In 1930, the General Motors Company selected Barclay's Fisher Body Girl for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as The Gibson Girl and The Christy Girl. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Autobody image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published and plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also painted advertisements for A & P, Eaton Paper, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, among others.In the late 1930's, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, and other articles for home and office use. These products were each fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars. He appropriately, if unimaginatively, named the company the McClelland Barclay Art Products Corporation. Although one can still find these Barclay products in flea markets, they never brought the artist/illustrator very much income. In some ways, this undertaking reminds one of Maxfield Parrish's notion of a "businessman with a brush," as Barclay tried to emulate Parrish. Whereas Parrish licensed his images for a one-time use only, McClelland Barclay did not license, but rather was his own client and the product designer.McClelland Barclay got into movie poster illustrations and became known as one of two artists who first painted Betty Grable, the most famous of the all the WWII pin-up girls. He painted movie posters for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth-Century Fox and was well known in Hollywood during the late 1930's and early 1940's for his portraits of beautiful starlets, just prior to his enlistment in the service. After enlisting, his posters and camouflage designs for the armed forces earned him a Naval commission for which he was quite proud.Unfortunately, Lt. Commander McClelland Barclay was reported missing in action in the Solomon Islands, when the LST he was on was torpedoed by the Japanese Navy.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • McClelland Barclay Bronze Figural Box
              Jul. 25, 2023

              McClelland Barclay Bronze Figural Box

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: McClelland Barclay bronze figural box with rectangular form and two mounted figures in interlocking erotic pose. Opens at hinge to reveal wood lined interior with four slots. CIRCA: 20th Century ORIGIN: USA DIMENSIONS: H: 5" x L: 4" x L: 10.25" - CONDITION: Great condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained upon sms or email.

              Akiba Galleries
            • McClelland Barclay - Eleven Bookends, Bowls, Trays
              Jul. 15, 2023

              McClelland Barclay - Eleven Bookends, Bowls, Trays

              Est: $200 - $400

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943). Eleven Patinated-Metal Wares, Early Twentieth Century. Comprising a pair of Scottie bookends, each signed "McClelland Barclay copyright 1932;" a seahorse and shell bookend, signed "McClelland Barclay copyright 1932;" a pair of mushroom and fungi bowls, each signed "McClelland Barclay copyright 1933;" the remaining each signed "McClelland Barclay copyright" and comprising a single cocker spaniel bookend, a pair of swordfish bowls, a goldfish and lily pad tray and a pair of toadstool and frog bookends. Pair of Scottie bookends: H: 6.125 in., W: 4.5 in., D: 3.75 in. Pair of Swordfish bowls: H: 5 in., W: 7 in., D: 3.375 in.

              Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
            • McClelland Barclay Bronze & Two R.G. Thew Figures
              Jul. 15, 2023

              McClelland Barclay Bronze & Two R.G. Thew Figures

              Est: $600 - $800

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943). Nude Woman Stretching, Patinated Bronze Figure, Circa 1930. Accompanied by a bronze tag inscribed "McClelland Barclay CREATOR OF THE FISHER BODY GIRL AND CELEBRATED ILLUSTRATOR FOR COSMOPOLITAN HAS NOW EARNED WORLD FAME AS A SCULPTOR" and "THE SIGNATURE McClelland Barclay ISENTIFIES THIS WORK OF ART AS ONE OF A LIMITED EDITION CREATED IN HIS OWN STUDIO," signed "McClelland Barclay (copyright) on the base edge. Together with Robert Garrett Thew (American, 1892-1964). Two Spelter Metal Nude Female Figures, 1930's. In green paint, each signed "THEW" (copyright). McClelland Barclay nude: H: 13.125 in., W: 7.125 in., D: 4.75 in. R. Garrett Thew seated figure: H: 5 in., W: 3.875 in., D: 3.875 in. Provenance: The McClelland Barclay nude affixed with an Illustration House, Inc., New York, N.Y. paper label.

              Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
            • McClelland Barclay Metal 'Crocus' Lamp, 1935
              Jul. 15, 2023

              McClelland Barclay Metal 'Crocus' Lamp, 1935

              Est: $300 - $500

              McClelland Barclay Patinated-Metal 'Crocus' Table Lamp, 1935. Stamped "McClelland Barclay copyright" in raised letters on the edge of the base. H: 18.25 in., W: 14.75 in., D: 6.75 in.

              Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
            • BARCLAY MCCLELLAND, American 1891-1943, The Courtroom, oil on canvas, 28 x 49 in. (71.1 x 124.5 cm.), Frame: 32 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (82.6 x 130.2 x 7 cm.)
              Jun. 22, 2023

              BARCLAY MCCLELLAND, American 1891-1943, The Courtroom, oil on canvas, 28 x 49 in. (71.1 x 124.5 cm.), Frame: 32 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (82.6 x 130.2 x 7 cm.)

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              BARCLAY MCCLELLAND American, 1891-1943 The Courtroom oil on canvas signed lower center "McClelland Barclay"

              Shannon's
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY US NAVY RECRUITMENT POSTER
              Jun. 19, 2023

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY US NAVY RECRUITMENT POSTER

              Est: $200 - $300

              WWII American U.S. Navy recruitment poster 'Arise Americans - Your country and your people are in grave danger...Protect them now by joining the United States Navy or the Naval Reserve.' Artwork by McClelland Barclay USNR, 1941. Published by NRB-29612-6-18-41-15M. Professionally linen backed, crease on top edge left, right margin trimmed. 25 x 35.5 inches.

              Fairhill Auction LLC
            • McClelland Barclay Artist Great Dane Bookends
              Jun. 10, 2023

              McClelland Barclay Artist Great Dane Bookends

              Est: $100 - $10,000

              Early 20th Century; Original, 6.5/8” height, matching pair, cast bronze finish, back of neck signed McClelland Barclay, appears to be complete and original with outstanding original surface, please view photos. Provenance: Brothers Collection

              Mebane Antique Auction
            • McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) Playful Terrier 30 1/4 x 21 3/8 in. (76.8 x 54.3 cm.) (Painted circa 1920s.)
              May. 25, 2023

              McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) Playful Terrier 30 1/4 x 21 3/8 in. (76.8 x 54.3 cm.) (Painted circa 1920s.)

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) Playful Terrier signed 'McLelland Barclay' (upper left) oil on canvas 30 1/4 x 21 3/8 in. (76.8 x 54.3 cm.) Painted circa 1920s.

              Bonhams
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY HUMMINGBIRD ADVERTISEMENT
              May. 23, 2023

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY HUMMINGBIRD ADVERTISEMENT

              Est: $100 - $150

              McClelland Barclay Hummingbird Advertisement, with two gentleman

              Litchfield Auctions
            • McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943) Oil Painting - Big Game Hunters
              Apr. 30, 2023

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943) Oil Painting - Big Game Hunters

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943) Painting. Title - Big Game Hunters Oil on canvas painting. Signed McClelland Barclay lower left. On the stretcher is an applied typed paper tag - This is the personal property of McClelland Barclay. Repeated barely legible pencil notations in two corners on the back of the canvas with a date that appears to be 1940. The Barclay paintings in this auction have never been offered for sale. They were gifted directly by the artist to his good friend who owned a New York City bar Barclay frequented. The woman in the painting bears a striking resemblance to Virginia Moore, a 22-year old model whom Barclay often painted and became engaged to in 1937. The last Acme News Picture photo (from Feb. 1937), is of Barclay with his model and fiancee Virginia Moore. Painting measures 27.7 inches high, 37.7 inches wide. Frame measures 32.5 inches high, 42.5 inches wide. In good condition. McClelland Barclay was born in 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York City in 1912, in order to make his way in the art world and to study at the Art Students League. He quickly became known about New York as a colorful character and according to Life magazine was talented and seen all around the town. Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go directly into illustration since he needed income having refused help from his prominent family in St. Louis. Barclay simply wanted to make it on his own. After a single year of study he garnered several important commissions and his work was soon gracing the covers of several national publications. One commission led to another and his career was launched. During the 1920's and 30's, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals: Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. In 1930, the General Motors Company selected Barclay's Fisher Body Girl for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as The Gibson Girl and The Christy Girl. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Auto Body image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published and plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also painted advertisements for A and P, Eaton Paper, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, among others. During the 1930s, he began painting movie poster art for Hollywood studios, including Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. Barclay was considered a superstar in the film industry during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Barclay was one of the first artists to paint World War II pin-up girl, Betty Grable. He also illustrated advertisements for Whitman's Chocolates, Texaco, and Camel and Chesterfield brand cigarettes. Because Barclay was known for his illustrations of "striking women", he earned a judging position at the Miss America 1935 pageant. His posters and camouflage designs earned him Naval commission. Barclay was a member of the Art Students League, the Chicago Art Club, the Society of Illustrators, the Association of Arts and Industries, and the Artists Guild. In the late 1930's, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, and other articles for home and office use. These products were each fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars. He appropriately, if unimaginatively, named the company the McClelland Barclay Art Products Corporation. Although one can still find these Barclay products in flea markets, they never brought the artist/illustrator very much income. In some ways, this undertaking reminds one of Maxfield Parrish's notion of a businessman with a brush, as Barclay tried to emulate Parrish. Whereas Parrish licensed his images for a one-time use only, McClelland Barclay did not license, but rather was his own client and the product designer. McClelland Barclay got into movie poster illustrations and became known as one of two artists who first painted Betty Grable, the most famous of all the WWII pin-up girls. He painted movie posters for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth-Century Fox and was well known in Hollywood during the late 1930's and early 1940's for his portraits of beautiful starlets, just prior to his enlistment in the service. After enlisting, his posters and camouflage designs for the armed forces earned him a Naval commission for which he was quite proud. Unfortunately, Lt. Commander McClelland Barclay was reported missing in action in the Solomon Islands, when the LST he was on was torpedoed by the Japanese Navy.

              Myers Fine Art
            • McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943) Swimmers Painting
              Apr. 30, 2023

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943) Swimmers Painting

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              McClelland Barclay (American, 1891-1943) Painting. Title - Frolicking in the Waves. Oil on canvas painting. Signed, McClelland Barclay, lower right. The two Barclay paintings in this auction have never been offered for sale. They were gifted directly by the artist to his good friend and owner of a New York City bar Barclay frequented. The woman in the painting bears a striking resemblance to Virginia Moore, a 22-year old model whom Barclay often painted and became engaged to in 1937. The Acme News Picture photo (from Feb. 1937), is of Barclay with model and fiancee Virginia Moore. Painting measures 24.5 inches high, 34.5 inches wide. Frame measures 29 inches high, 40 inches wide. In good condition. McClelland Barclay was born in 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York City in 1912, in order to make his way in the art world and to study at the Art Students League. He quickly became known about New York as a colorful character and according to Life magazine was talented and seen all around the town. Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go directly into illustration since he needed income having refused help from his prominent family in St. Louis. Barclay simply wanted to make it on his own. After a single year of study he garnered several important commissions and his work was soon gracing the covers of several national publications. One commission led to another and his career was launched. During the 1920's and 30's, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals: Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. In 1930, the General Motors Company selected Barclay's Fisher Body Girl for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as The Gibson Girl and The Christy Girl. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Auto Body image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published and plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also painted advertisements for A and P, Eaton Paper, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, among others. In the late 1930's, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, and other articles for home and office use. These products were each fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars. He appropriately, if unimaginatively, named the company the McClelland Barclay Art Products Corporation. Although one can still find these Barclay products in flea markets, they never brought the artist/illustrator very much income. In some ways, this undertaking reminds one of Maxfield Parrish's notion of a businessman with a brush, as Barclay tried to emulate Parrish. Whereas Parrish licensed his images for a one-time use only, McClelland Barclay did not license, but rather was his own client and the product designer. McClelland Barclay got into movie poster illustrations and became known as one of two artists who first painted Betty Grable, the most famous of all the WWII pin-up girls. He painted movie posters for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth-Century Fox and was well known in Hollywood during the late 1930's and early 1940's for his portraits of beautiful starlets, just prior to his enlistment in the service. After enlisting, his posters and camouflage designs for the armed forces earned him a Naval commission for which he was quite proud. Unfortunately, Lt. Commander McClelland Barclay was reported missing in action in the Solomon Islands, when the LST he was on was torpedoed by the Japanese Navy McClelland Barclay (1891 - 18 July 1943) During the 1930s, he began painting movie poster art for Hollywood studios, including Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. Barclay was considered a superstar in the film industry during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Barclay was one of the first artists to paint World War II pin-up girl, Betty Grable. He also illustrated advertisements for Whitman's Chocolates, Texaco, and Camel and Chesterfield brand cigarettes. Because Barclay was known for his illustrations of "striking women", he earned a judging position at the Miss America 1935 pageant. His posters and camouflage designs earned him Naval commission. Barclay was a member of the Art Students League, the Chicago Art Club, the Society of Illustrators, the Association of Arts and Industries, and the Artists Guild.

              Myers Fine Art
            • McClelland Barclay. Large illustration of a young bride holding flower bouquet. Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed lower left. 3 repaired patches on reverse covering very small punctures. Additional small puncture above si...
              Apr. 30, 2023

              McClelland Barclay. Large illustration of a young bride holding flower bouquet. Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed lower left. 3 repaired patches on reverse covering very small punctures. Additional small puncture above si...

              Est: $1,400 - $1,800

              McClelland Barclay. Large illustration of a young bride holding flower bouquet. Oil on canvas. Framed. Signed lower left. 3 repaired patches on reverse covering very small punctures. Additional small puncture above signature. Appears to be tape residue on the painting lower center. Sight: 42.25 x 20in. Overall: 45.25 x 23in.

              Tremont Auctions
            • US NAVY RECRUITMENT POSTER BY BARCLAY MCCLELLAND
              Apr. 03, 2023

              US NAVY RECRUITMENT POSTER BY BARCLAY MCCLELLAND

              Est: $200 - $300

              WWII America U.S. Navy recruitment poster 'Arise Americans - Your country and your people are in grave danger...Protect them now by joining the United States Navy or the Naval Reserve.' Artwork by McClelland Barclay USNR, 1941. Published by NRB-29612-6-18-41-15M. Light dampness stain across the top. 27.5 x 41 inches.

              Fairhill Auction LLC
            • McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting
              Mar. 12, 2023

              McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting

              Est: $4,750 - $6,000

              ARTIST: McClelland Barclay (Missouri, New York, California, 1891 - 1943) NAME: Lydia and Sophie MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: One puncture 1/2" long by the right edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 28 inches / 76 x 71 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 30 inches / 81 x 76 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: Illustration for Cosmopolitan Magazine. According to previous owner, the sitter was her mother, Ms. Katharine Roberts. She was a friend of the artist who later introduced her to Eugene Vidal. They married on Dec. 15, 1939. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal (April 13, 1895 A– February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal from a previous marriage. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, and was President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. PROVENANCE: Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, Date 2013-10-28, Lot 287 CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119452 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: McClelland Barclay was born in 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York City in 1912, in order to make his way in the art world and to study at the Art Students League. He quickly became known about New York as a colorful character and according to Life magazine was "talented and seen all around the town". Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go directly into illustration since he needed income having refused help from his prominent family in St. Louis. Barclay simply wanted to "make it on his own". After a single year of study he garnered several important commissions and his work was soon gracing the covers of several national publications. One commission led to another and his career was launched. During the 1920's and 30's, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals: Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. In 1930, the General Motors Company selected Barclay's Fisher Body Girl for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as The Gibson Girl and The Christy Girl. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Autobody image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published and plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also painted advertisements for A & P, Eaton Paper, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, among others.In the late 1930's, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, and other articles for home and office use. These products were each fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars. He appropriately, if unimaginatively, named the company the McClelland Barclay Art Products Corporation. Although one can still find these Barclay products in flea markets, they never brought the artist/illustrator very much income. In some ways, this undertaking reminds one of Maxfield Parrish's notion of a "businessman with a brush," as Barclay tried to emulate Parrish. Whereas Parrish licensed his images for a one-time use only, McClelland Barclay did not license, but rather was his own client and the product designer.McClelland Barclay got into movie poster illustrations and became known as one of two artists who first painted Betty Grable, the most famous of the all the WWII pin-up girls. He painted movie posters for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth-Century Fox and was well known in Hollywood during the late 1930's and early 1940's for his portraits of beautiful starlets, just prior to his enlistment in the service. After enlisting, his posters and camouflage designs for the armed forces earned him a Naval commission for which he was quite proud.Unfortunately, Lt. Commander McClelland Barclay was reported missing in action in the Solomon Islands, when the LST he was on was torpedoed by the Japanese Navy.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • McClelland Barclay Rhinestone, Gold-Tone Jewelry Suite
              Feb. 19, 2023

              McClelland Barclay Rhinestone, Gold-Tone Jewelry Suite

              Est: $100 - $200

              McClelland Barclay Rhinestone, Gold-Tone Jewelry Suite Including a gold-tone necklace enhanced with rhinestones, 26 1/2 inches total length, together with a matching hinged bangle bracelet measuring approximately 2.53 cm (1.00 in) in width, inside circumference 7 inches. Both signed "McClelland Barclay." Item condition: some loss to plating.

              Fine Estate Inc.
            • Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster
              Feb. 11, 2023

              Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $600 - $900

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943 Arise Americans - United States Navy Offset 1941 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (A-) minimal tears and minor creasing and staining in the margins#USA #World War II #Navy

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • McCLELLAND BARCLAY IVY BRONZE BOOKENDS
              Feb. 11, 2023

              McCLELLAND BARCLAY IVY BRONZE BOOKENDS

              Est: $80 - $120

              Very ice pair of McClelland Barclay IVY Bookends. Marked on backs. 4 1/2" Excellent

              Milestone Auctions
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY - PAIR SISYPHUS BOOKENDS
              Jan. 25, 2023

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY - PAIR SISYPHUS BOOKENDS

              Est: $100 - $200

              Pair McClelland Barclay "Sisyphus" Bookends

              Litchfield Auctions
            • McClelland Barclay Bronzed Sword Fish Bowl.
              Jan. 22, 2023

              McClelland Barclay Bronzed Sword Fish Bowl.

              Est: $300 - $500

              Signed. From a Brooklyn, NY estate.

              Clarke Auction Gallery
            • Pair Bronze Art Deco Plaques, McClelland Barclay
              Nov. 30, 2022

              Pair Bronze Art Deco Plaques, McClelland Barclay

              Est: $50 - $100

              Unusual Pair of Bronze Art Deco Plaques by McClelland Barclay, American (1891-1943). Dated 1936. Condition: Generally Good, Paint Wear Due to Age. Dimensions: Dia: 9". Provenance: From a New Jersey Estate. Please note the absence of a Condition Report does not imply that there are no condition issues with this lot. Please contact us for a detailed Condition Report. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to inspect each lot and deem their own opinions on Condition, Description, Provenance, and Validity before purchasing. Please make an appointment to preview or ask for Condition Reports. Condition Reports are rendered as an opinion by the staff of the Auction House and not as statements of fact. REMEMBER ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS-IS, WHERE IS.

              World Auction Gallery
            • SAVE YOUR CANS PASS THE AMMO WWII POSTER
              Nov. 22, 2022

              SAVE YOUR CANS PASS THE AMMO WWII POSTER

              Est: $120 - $240

              American WWII poster, 'Save Your Cans - Help pass the Ammunition - Prepare Your Tin Cans for War', artwork by McClelland Barclay, USNR (1891-1943), War Production Board, Salvage Division, 33 x 24.5 inches. Various horizontal folds, 3-inch tear on left edge, 2-inch split on right edge, minor loss on left edge.

              Fairhill Auction LLC
            • McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting
              Mar. 13, 2022

              McClelland Barclay (MO,NY,CA,1891-1943) oil painting

              Est: $6,000 - $7,500

              ARTIST: McClelland Barclay (Missouri, New York, California, 1891 - 1943) NAME: Lydia and Sophie MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: One puncture 1/2" long by the right edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 30 x 28 inches / 76 x 71 cm FRAME SIZE: 32 x 30 inches / 81 x 76 cm SIGNATURE: lower left NOTE: Illustration for Cosmopolitan Magazine. According to previous owner, the sitter was her mother, Ms. Katharine Roberts. She was a friend of the artist who later introduced her to Eugene Vidal. They married on Dec. 15, 1939. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal (April 13, 1895 A– February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal from a previous marriage. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, and was President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. PROVENANCE: Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, Date 2013-10-28, Lot 287 CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 119452 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: McClelland Barclay was born in 1891, in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, moving to New York City in 1912, in order to make his way in the art world and to study at the Art Students League. He quickly became known about New York as a colorful character and according to Life magazine was "talented and seen all around the town". Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go directly into illustration since he needed income having refused help from his prominent family in St. Louis. Barclay simply wanted to "make it on his own". After a single year of study he garnered several important commissions and his work was soon gracing the covers of several national publications. One commission led to another and his career was launched. During the 1920's and 30's, McClelland Barclay's images were selected for use by art directors for the nation's most popular periodicals: Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, and a host of movie magazines. In 1930, the General Motors Company selected Barclay's Fisher Body Girl for a series of advertisements, and she quickly became as popular as The Gibson Girl and The Christy Girl. He used his wife, just 19 years old, as the model for the iconic Fisher Autobody image. She later appeared in magazine advertisements and was so well published and plastered across the country on billboards, that she was recognized wherever she went. He also painted advertisements for A & P, Eaton Paper, Elgin Watches, Humming Bird Hosiery, and Lever Brothers, among others.In the late 1930's, Barclay set up a small company to reproduce jewelry and utilitarian figures for ashtrays, bookends, desk sets, and other articles for home and office use. These products were each fabricated out of cast grey metal with a thick bronze plate finish and they retailed for just a few dollars. He appropriately, if unimaginatively, named the company the McClelland Barclay Art Products Corporation. Although one can still find these Barclay products in flea markets, they never brought the artist/illustrator very much income. In some ways, this undertaking reminds one of Maxfield Parrish's notion of a "businessman with a brush," as Barclay tried to emulate Parrish. Whereas Parrish licensed his images for a one-time use only, McClelland Barclay did not license, but rather was his own client and the product designer.McClelland Barclay got into movie poster illustrations and became known as one of two artists who first painted Betty Grable, the most famous of the all the WWII pin-up girls. He painted movie posters for Paramount Pictures and Twentieth-Century Fox and was well known in Hollywood during the late 1930's and early 1940's for his portraits of beautiful starlets, just prior to his enlistment in the service. After enlisting, his posters and camouflage designs for the armed forces earned him a Naval commission for which he was quite proud.Unfortunately, Lt. Commander McClelland Barclay was reported missing in action in the Solomon Islands, when the LST he was on was torpedoed by the Japanese Navy.

              Broward Auction Gallery LLC
            • McClelland Barclay Rhinestone Brooch & Arrow Fur Clip
              Mar. 05, 2022

              McClelland Barclay Rhinestone Brooch & Arrow Fur Clip

              Est: $50 - $150

              McClelland Barclay  faux sapphire rhinestone brooch & arrowhead shaped faux amethyst rhinestone fur clip, both gold-toned Stamped "McClelland Barclay" Dimensions:  brooch: 3 in h x 2 in w x .5 in d fur clip: 2.25 in h x 1.75 in w x .5 in d Condition is very good. A bit of oxidation to the back of the brooch.  Please call or email for a detailed condition report.

              Public Sale Auction House
            • Original Vintage US World War II Poster Save the Cans
              Feb. 05, 2022

              Original Vintage US World War II Poster Save the Cans

              Est: $300 - $400

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943 Save your cans - Help pass the Ammunition Offset ca. 1942 33.4 x 24.8 in. (85 x 63 cm) Printer: no information Condition Details: (B+) was folded, small tears and minor creasing at the edges and folds, 4 in./10 cm tear at the top edge

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • 12PC McClelland Barclay Bronze Dog Sculptures
              Jan. 06, 2022

              12PC McClelland Barclay Bronze Dog Sculptures

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Missouri, New York, California 1891-1943 Includes twelve miniature dogs including a Pekingese, two miniature schnauzers, two large schnauzers, a short hair dachshund, a long hair dachshund, an English bulldog, a collie, and other dogs. McClelland studied at the Art Institute of Chicago before studying at the Art Student League under Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman. During the 1920's and 30's, Barclay's work was featured Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, amongst other periodicals of the time. During the 19030's Barclay also created the Fisher Body Girl for General Motors, the successor of the Gibson Girl. During this time Barclay also began to venture into jewelry and utilitarian objects.

              Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
            • Pair Bronze Art Deco Plaques, McClelland Barclay
              Jan. 02, 2022

              Pair Bronze Art Deco Plaques, McClelland Barclay

              Est: $150 - $200

              Unusual Pair of Bronze Art Deco Plaques by McClelland Barclay, American (1891-1943). Dated 1936. Condition: Generally Good, Paint Wear Due to Age. Dimensions: Dia: 9". Provenance: From a New Jersey Estate. Please note the absence of a condition report does not imply that there are no condition issues with this lot. Please contact us for a detailed condition report.

              World Auction Gallery
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (AMERICAN, 1891-1943) OIL ON CANVAS, H 26", W 21", DELIVERING GIFTS
              Jun. 11, 2021

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (AMERICAN, 1891-1943) OIL ON CANVAS, H 26", W 21", DELIVERING GIFTS

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (AMERICAN, 1891-1943) OIL ON CANVAS, H 26", W 21", DELIVERING GIFTS Signed lower left. Not framed. Scene depicts lady delivering presents to a young girl, the driver looks on.

              DuMouchelles
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (American, 1891-1943) O/C RARE
              May. 18, 2021

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (American, 1891-1943) O/C RARE

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Estate of Eugene Vidal, father of author Gore Vidal. This painting has been consigned by grandson of Eugene Vidal. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal April 13, 1895 – February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviationpioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, andwas President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. Barclay AND the woman on the right were friends. The woman on the right Katherine Roberts, other woman unknown The painting is titled Sophieand Lydia this painting became a cover for Cosmopolitan . Barclay introduced Katherine to Eugene Vidal whom he later married. Vidal was the main promoter of Amelia Earhart. This is a fabulous painting by the SaturdayEvening posts top illustrator. Measures 27 1/2 X 30" plus original frame. Signed lower left

              Elite Auctioneers, LLC
            • Pair of McClelland Barclay Bronze Penguin Bookends
              May. 06, 2021

              Pair of McClelland Barclay Bronze Penguin Bookends

              Est: $200 - $400

              A pair of bronze penguin bookends created by McClelland Barclay (1891-1943). Signature on the back of the base on each piece. The first bookend features a lone penguin with wings extended. Scratch below right flipper. The other features two penguin checks perched on a rock in a similar fashion to the adult penguin bookend. Penguin bookend 5"L x 3" W x 8.5" H. Penguin chicks bookend 5" L x 3" W x 6" H

              Willow Auction House
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (American, 1891-1943) O/C RARE
              Apr. 13, 2021

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (American, 1891-1943) O/C RARE

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Estate of Eugene Vidal, father of author Gore Vidal. This painting has been consigned by grandson of Eugene Vidal. Eugene Luther "Gene" Vidal April 13, 1895 – February 20, 1969) was an American commercial aviation pioneer, New Deal official, inventor and athlete. He was the father of author Gore Vidal. For eight years, from 1929 to 1937, he worked closely with Amelia Earhart in a number of aviation-related enterprises, and was President Franklin Roosevelt's top civil aviation director from 1933 to 1937. Barclay AND the woman on the right were friends. The woman on the right Katherine Roberts, other woman unknown The painting is titled Sophie and Lydia this painting became a cover for Cosmopolitan . Barclay introduced Katherine to Eugene Vidal whom he later married. Vidal was the main promoter of Amelia Earhart. This is a fabulous painting by the Saturday Evening posts top illustrator. Measures 27 1/2 X 30" plus original frame. Signed lower left

              Elite Auctioneers, LLC
            • Rare Original American World War II Navy Poster
              Dec. 05, 2020

              Rare Original American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $400 - $600

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943. Fight - Let's Go - Join the Navy. Offset 1941. Size: 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (B+/A-) minor creasing and dirt at the bottom

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Save Your Cans. ca. 1942.
              Nov. 15, 2020

              Save Your Cans. ca. 1942.

              Est: $1,000 - $1,200

              ARTIST: MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (1891-1943) SIZE: 24 3/4 x 33 1/2 in./63 x 85 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: "Recognizing that American women desired a quick end to the war, advertisements encouraging women to salvage and recycle materials sought to establish a direct relationship between the home and the battlefield that would make women more receptive to the idea that their daily actions affected the outcome of the war... Not only were women recognized as 'fighters' at home, scholars have argued that advertisement and war campaigns caused a complete militarization of the household" (The Housewife's Battle on the Homefront, p. 34). Barclay visualizes this concept with a clever bit of visual trickery: the housewife doles out household cans which morph into a chain of M-60 ammunition. Below, instructions are provided for preparing cans to donate to the cause. This poster was published by The Salvage Division of the War Production Board. (Modern; War & Propaganda; American; Food/Drink)

              Poster Auctions International Inc
            • Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster
              Oct. 12, 2020

              Original Vintage American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $500 - $700

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943. Arise Americans - United States Navy. Offset 1941. Printer: no information. Condition Details: (A-) minimal tears and minor creasing and staining in the margins

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • Original Vintage US World War II Poster Save the Cans
              Sep. 26, 2020

              Original Vintage US World War II Poster Save the Cans

              Est: $300 - $450

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943. Save your cans - Help pass the Ammunition. Offset ca. 1942. Printer: no information. Condition Details: (B+) was folded, small tears and minor creasing at the edges and folds, 4 in./10 cm tear at the top edge

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY OIL ON CANVAS, FARMER COUPLE
              Sep. 25, 2020

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY OIL ON CANVAS, FARMER COUPLE

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY (AMER, 1891–1943), OIL ON CANVAS, H 28", W 26", FARMER COUPLE An oil on canvas by McClelland Barclay. Depicting a young woman providing a pail of drinking water to a farmer. Artist's signature to the lower left. Unframed.

              DuMouchelles
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY FIGURAL TABLE LAMP White metal cast of a nude woman bearing a large seashell. With reservoir for a telephone. Imp...
              Jun. 25, 2020

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY FIGURAL TABLE LAMP White metal cast of a nude woman bearing a large seashell. With reservoir for a telephone. Imp...

              Est: $600 - $900

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY FIGURAL TABLE LAMP Copyrighted 1931 White metal cast of a nude woman bearing a large seashell. With reservoir for a telephone. Impressed mark. Height 18.75".

              Eldred's
            • Rare Original American World War II Navy Poster
              Jun. 09, 2020

              Rare Original American World War II Navy Poster

              Est: $700 - $1,000

              Barclay, McClelland 1891 - 1943. Fight - Let's Go - Join the Navy. Offset 1941. Size: 42.1 x 27.9 in. (107 x 71 cm). Printer: no information. Condition Details: (B+/A-) minor creasing and dirt at the bottom.

              PosterConnection Inc.
            • McClelland Barclay Romantic Couple Painting
              May. 21, 2020

              McClelland Barclay Romantic Couple Painting

              Est: $500 - $800

              Missouri, New York, California,1891-1943 Depicts a realistic couple with a man gently caressing a woman's cheek against a pale blue background. Barclay is known for his beautiful depictions of women, having done illustrations for Colliers, Country Gentleman, Redbook, Pictorial Review, Coronet, Country Life, Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan and numerous other magazines. Tom Fogarty and George Bridgeman were his most influential teachers at the Art Students League and encouraged him to go into illustration where he created the iconic Barclay's Fisher Body Girl.

              Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
            • MCCLELLAND BARCLAY, Bronze Disc
              Feb. 15, 2020

              MCCLELLAND BARCLAY, Bronze Disc

              Est: $100 - $200

              Art Deco style patinated bronze plaque, marked "McClelland Barclay", circular disc with beauty in low relief. Measures 8 3/4" diameter.

              Blackwell Auctions LLC
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