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Joseph Christian Leyendecker Sold at Auction Prices

Illustrator, Painter, b. 1874 - d. 1951

(b Montabaur, Germany 1874; d New Rochelle, New York 1951) German-born American illustrator. Joseph Leyendecker is known for his charming and quintessentially American illustrations of children and fashionably dressed men and women. Throughout his prosperous career he illustrated over 300 covers for the Saturday Evening Post; his first one being done in 1899. The German-born artist moved from his native country to Illinois as a young boy, and studied at the Chicago Art Institute and at the prestigious Academie Julian in Paris. His illustrations influenced many other prolific artists such as Norman Rockwell. Leyendecker worked for the Post until 1943, and is still recognized as one of the greatest American illustrators. In addition to the Post covers, Leyendecker illustrated posters for both World Wars and illustrated commercially for the Arrow Collar company.

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              • Gouache, Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker
                Jun. 22, 2024

                Gouache, Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker

                Est: $200 - $400

                Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951), Untitled (Boy with Books), gouache on paper, bears signature lower right, sight: 10.5"h x 8.75"w, overall (with frame): 19"h x 17"w

                Clars Auctions
              • J. C. Leyendecker (1874 - 1951) Oil Study
                Jun. 05, 2024

                J. C. Leyendecker (1874 - 1951) Oil Study

                Est: $7,000 - $10,000

                Original Oil Study of a Baby. Oil and Pencil on Canvas. Baby with a Crown on his head. 9 1/2" x 13 1/2". The piece was purchased at Illustration house in 1981. Wonderful work is unsigned.

                Weiss Auctions
              • Gouache, Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker
                May. 17, 2024

                Gouache, Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker

                Est: $400 - $600

                Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951), Untitled (Boy with Books), gouache on paper, bears signature lower right, sight: 10.5"h x 8.75"w, overall (with frame): 19"h x 17"w

                Clars Auctions
              • Gouache, Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker
                Apr. 19, 2024

                Gouache, Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker

                Est: $600 - $900

                Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951), Untitled (Boy with Books), gouache on paper, bears signature lower right, sight: 10.5"h x 8.75"w, overall (with frame): 19"h x 17"w

                Clars Auctions
              • Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker)
                Apr. 19, 2024

                Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker)

                Est: $7,000 - $10,000

                Attributed to Joseph Christian Leyendecker (German/New York, 1874-1951), "Angel", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 27 1/4 in. x 12 in., framed, overall 30 1/4 in. x 14 3/4 in. x 2 1/2 in.

                Neal Auction Company
              • AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) UNCLE SAM SAWING WOOD ILLUSTRATION
                Mar. 22, 2024

                AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) UNCLE SAM SAWING WOOD ILLUSTRATION

                Est: $100 - $200

                AMERICAN SCHOOL (20TH CENTURY) UNCLE SAM SAWING WOOD ILLUSTRATION, watercolor on paper, depicting Uncle Saw with a buck saw cutting wood on a sawbuck stand, his hat and coat hanging in the background, signed "H. Holler / '32" lower right. After the J. C. Leyendecker (German / American, 1874-1951) July 2, 1932 Saturday Evening Post magazine cover. Framed under glass in a white painted frame, possibly original. 1932. 13 3/4" x 9 3/4" sight, 14 3/4" x 10 3/4" sight. 

                Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
              • Arrow Collars and Shirts.
                Mar. 03, 2024

                Arrow Collars and Shirts.

                Est: $2,000 - $2,500

                ARTIST: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) SIZE: 28 x 19 3/4 in./71 x 50 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: In a nautical vein, Leyendecker puts his fashionable young hero at the helm; as is the Leyendecker norm, an admiring (and admirable) young lady is close at hand. And as usual, with this particular designer at the artistic rudder, the execution is masterful. Although he was one of America’s favorite illustrators and trend setters in graphic design, Leyendecker remained an intensely private person throughout his life. He was born in Germany of Dutch ancestry and brought to the United States at the age of eight with his family, who settled in Chicago. He studied at the Chicago Art Institute while apprenticing as an engraver; from the age of twenty he made his living as an illustrator. His creations for men’s fashions represented a revolutionary achievement: his drawings became synonymous with elegance in America. All copies of this poster indicate that it is based on an original Leyendecker painting. (Art Deco; Fashion; American)

                Poster Auctions International Inc
              • Third Liberty Loan / U.S.A. Bonds. 1918.
                Mar. 03, 2024

                Third Liberty Loan / U.S.A. Bonds. 1918.

                Est: $1,400 - $1,700

                ARTIST: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) SIZE: 20 x 29 7/8 in./50.8 x 75.7 cm PRINTER: American Lithographic Co., New York DESCRIPTION: Just as Girl Scouts are today known for their cookie sales, Boy Scouts were enlisted to sell Liberty Bonds during World War I. But this is no humble boy at a folding table—Leyendecker instead creates a powerful image full of allegorical strength. (War & Propaganda; American)

                Poster Auctions International Inc
              • O/P J.C. LEYENDECKER, "STARTING THE DAY " PROV. ALBERT STRAUSMAN, PURCHASED ART STUDENT LEAGUE SALE C. 1950 (9" X 7 1/2" SITE SIZE) (16" X 14" OVERALL)
                Dec. 03, 2023

                O/P J.C. LEYENDECKER, "STARTING THE DAY " PROV. ALBERT STRAUSMAN, PURCHASED ART STUDENT LEAGUE SALE C. 1950 (9" X 7 1/2" SITE SIZE) (16" X 14" OVERALL)

                Est: $2,000 - $5,000

                O/P J.C. LEYENDECKER, "STARTING THE DAY " PROV. ALBERT STRAUSMAN, PURCHASED ART STUDENT LEAGUE SALE C. 1950 (9" X 7 1/2" SITE SIZE) (16" X 14" OVERALL)

                Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
              • The Oarsman
                Nov. 14, 2023

                The Oarsman

                Est: $200,000 - $300,000

                Property of a Gentleman Joseph Christian Leyendecker 1874 - 1951 The Oarsman signed JCLeyendecker (lower right) oil and pencil on canvas 30 by 21 in. 76.2 by 53.3 cm. Executed in 1916. 

                Sotheby's
              • Get in the Game. 1917.
                Nov. 12, 2023

                Get in the Game. 1917.

                Est: $2,000 - $2,500

                ARTIST: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) SIZE: 18 1/4 x 24 1/2 in./46.3 x 62.3 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: What’s more American than Uncle Sam playing baseball? Leyendecker pulls out all the patriotic stops to get Americans involved in the war effort. (War & Propaganda; Sports; American)

                Poster Auctions International Inc
              • The Saturday Evening Post / October 5, 1940.
                Nov. 12, 2023

                The Saturday Evening Post / October 5, 1940.

                Est: $1,200 - $1,500

                ARTIST: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) SIZE: 21 3/4 x 27 3/4 in./55.5 x 70.7 cm PRINTER: DESCRIPTION: As her husband died five years prior, this poster announces the first time Mrs. Rogers released intimate information about her life with the famed American star. (Modern; Literary; American)

                Poster Auctions International Inc
              • The August Century / Midsummer Holiday Number. 1896.
                Nov. 12, 2023

                The August Century / Midsummer Holiday Number. 1896.

                Est: $2,000 - $2,500

                ARTIST: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) SIZE: 14 5/8 x 20 1/4 in./37.2 x 51.5 cm PRINTER: W. B. Orcutt, New York DESCRIPTION: This is the prize-winning design in The Century’s contest that got Joseph Leyendecker started on his long career. The model’s gold hair and the red stylized poppies dominate the inviting design. Although he was one of America’s favorite illustrators and trend setters in graphic design, Leyendecker remained an intensely private person throughout his life. He was born in Germany of Dutch ancestry and came to the United States with his family at the age of eight, where they settled in Chicago. He studied at the Chicago Art Institute while apprenticing as an engraver; from the age of twenty he made his living as an illustrator. (Art Nouveau; Literary; American)

                Poster Auctions International Inc
              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker
                Nov. 08, 2023

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker

                Est: $150,000 - $250,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker German/American 1874-1951 Father Rushing Home with an Armload of Gifts, The Saturday Evening Post Cover, December 4, 1909 Signed J C Leyendecker (lr) Oil on canvas laid to Masonite 27 1/8 x 20 1/2 inches Literature: The Saturday Evening Post, December 4, 1909, illus. cover Laurence S. and Judy Goffman Cutler, J. C. Leyendecker: American Imagist, New York, 2008, illus. unpaginated. (Framed: 32 x 25 1/2 inches) The unstretched canvas has been mounted to Masonite. There is inpainting to address losses along a crease that runs diagonally from the center of the right edge to the upper right. There are various other spots of inpainting to address losses, most notably in the subject's hat, collar, and coat.

                Doyle New York
              • J.C. Leyendecker "Little Boy Big Bowl" Study
                Oct. 14, 2023

                J.C. Leyendecker "Little Boy Big Bowl" Study

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Depicting a little boy dipping his spoon into a bowl of cereal, with Leyendecker's layout grid visible, and a damaged copy of an original 1915 Kelloggs advertisement, marked on the verso of the board "SKETCH OF BOY/FOR CORN FLAKE ADV./BY J.C. LEYENDECKER". Note: This study was done for a Kelloggs advertisement for corn flakes cereal.

                Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
              • J.C. Leyendecker Peeling Apples Study
                Oct. 14, 2023

                J.C. Leyendecker Peeling Apples Study

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Depicting an old woman peeling apples for Thanksgiving with unfinished bowl and visible layout grid. Note: "Peeling Apples" was painted for the Thanksgiving Saturday Evening Post Cover in 1925.

                Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
              • Original 1918 LEYENDECKER World War I Boy Scouts Poster
                Sep. 30, 2023

                Original 1918 LEYENDECKER World War I Boy Scouts Poster

                Est: $700 - $1,000

                Leyendecker, Joseph Christian 1874 - 1951 USA Bonds - Boy Scouts of America Lithograph 1918 29.9 x 20 in. (76 x 51 cm) Printer: American Lithographic Co., New York Condition Details: (B+/A-) minimal edge tears, tiny loss in the top left corner, two tiny holes and minor staining at the top#USA #World War I #Boy Scouts

                PosterConnection Inc.
              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951), "America Calls Enlist in the Navy", World War I poster, signed in plate, printed by the U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau 318 W 39th St NY, 40"x28"
                Sep. 23, 2023

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951), "America Calls Enlist in the Navy", World War I poster, signed in plate, printed by the U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau 318 W 39th St NY, 40"x28"

                Est: $200 - $400

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) "America Calls Enlist in the Navy" World War I poster signed in plate printed by the U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau 318 W 39th St NY 40"x28"

                Nadeau's Auction Gallery
              • JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER, SATURDAY EVENING POST (SCRUBBING THE FLOOR) APRIL 1, MAGAZINE COVER PRINT
                Aug. 11, 2023

                JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER, SATURDAY EVENING POST (SCRUBBING THE FLOOR) APRIL 1, MAGAZINE COVER PRINT

                Est: $200 - $275

                Artist: Joseph Christian Leyendecker, American (1874 - 1951) Title: Saturday Evening Post (Scrubbing the Floor) April 1 Year: April 1 1939 Medium: Magazine Cover Print Edition: Image Size: 13 x 10 inches Frame Size: 18.5 x 16 inches

                RoGallery
              • JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951). ORDER COAL NOW. 1918. 29½x20 inches, 75x51 cm. Edwards and Deutsch Litho Co., Chicago.
                Aug. 03, 2023

                JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951). ORDER COAL NOW. 1918. 29½x20 inches, 75x51 cm. Edwards and Deutsch Litho Co., Chicago.

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) ORDER COAL NOW. 1918. 29 1/2x20 inches, 75x51 cm. Edwards and Deutsch Litho Co., Chicago. Condition A- / A: minor tear at bottom edge; creases at edges. Paper. Originally painted in oils, Leyendecker produced this poster for the Division of Pictorial Publicity, which passed their designs on to government departments, in this case the U.S. Fuel Administration, free of charge. In commenting on this piece, The Poster magazine declared, "this virile poster . . . is one of the best that have had their origins in the war." Rawls p. 8, DFP-I 285, IWM I 40, Darracott 29, Keay p. 70, Theofiles 89.

                Swann Auction Galleries
              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker, The Century - Midsummer Holiday Number, August, Poster
                Jul. 27, 2023

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker, The Century - Midsummer Holiday Number, August, Poster

                Est: $1,700 - $2,000

                Artist: Joseph Christian Leyendecker, American (1874 - 1951) Title: The Century - Midsummer Holiday Number, August Year: of Original: 1896 Medium: Poster Size: 20.5 x 14 in. (52.07 x 35.56 cm)

                RoGallery
              • The Saturday Evening Post / Robert E. Lee. 1940.
                Jul. 18, 2023

                The Saturday Evening Post / Robert E. Lee. 1940.

                Est: $1,700 - $2,000

                ARTIST: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) SIZE: 21 3/4 x 28 in./55.4 x 71.2 cm DESCRIPTION: Leyendecker pays homage to the American Civil War Confederate general Robert E. Lee in this Saturday Evening Post poster. (Modern; Literary; American)

                Poster Auctions International Inc
              • J Leyendecker 1874-1951 Saturday Evening Post 1914
                May. 31, 2023

                J Leyendecker 1874-1951 Saturday Evening Post 1914

                Est: $10,000 - $30,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951). Original illustration art oil painting on canvas, used for the cover of the October 24, 1914 issue of The Saturday Evening Post magazine, titled "Cobb's Story of the War". The work depicts a seated woman in milk maiden clothing grieving with her head down on the table, having recently received a war time letter now on the floor, insinuating unfortunate news from the front lines. A young girl is shown observing the scene, adding an emotional depth to the overall composition. The artist's signature to lower right. Having hand signed pencil inscription and numbers on verso. Presented in a period carved wood frame. Accompanied by a hardcover reference book titled "J.C. Leyendecker" by Michael Schau, published in 1974 by Watson Guptill Publications, New York. The illustration is featured on page 179. Work Size: 30 x 21 in. Dimensions: 36.5 X 28 X 2.5 in. Condition: Good to fair antique condition with mild age related surface wear, aged toning, with a small loss to upper right. Frame having moderate storage wear to edges and corners. Estate fresh to the market. Shipping: Hill Auction Gallery does not offer in-house shipping for this item. Gallery will refer third party shippers for all domestic and international buyers. Purchaser pick up available upon request. Got something to sell? Contact us at HillAuctionGallery.com

                Hill Auction Gallery
              • JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER - 2 ARROW BRAND ADVERTISEMENTS
                May. 25, 2023

                JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER - 2 ARROW BRAND ADVERTISEMENTS

                Est: $200 - $400

                Lot 209 Joseph Christian Leyendecker German/American (1874-1951) 2 Arrow Brand Advertisements lithographic poster sight (each): 15 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches frame dimensions (larger): 19 7/8 x 13 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches, metal frame with glazing Provenance: From a Private Collection

                Capsule Gallery Auction
              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker
                May. 19, 2023

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker

                Est: $20,000 - $30,000

                (German/America, 1874-1951) The Skater, an advertisement for Interwoven Socks, circa 1920s, inscribed stretcher verso "The Skater/J.C. Leyendecker (Interwoven ad)", oil on canvas, 19 x 11 in.; reproduction gilt wood and composition frame, 26-1/4 x 18-1/4 in. Provenance: The American Illustrator Collection of Sarah S. Harrison, Wilmington, Delaware

                Brunk Auctions
              • J.C. Leyendecker, ink and oil on canvas, c. 1895
                May. 18, 2023

                J.C. Leyendecker, ink and oil on canvas, c. 1895

                Est: $7,000 - $10,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951), "Elegant Couple", no signature observed, possibly for "Success Magazine", giltwood frame, 13.25"h x 15"w (sight), 18.5"h x 20"w (frame)

                Millea Bros Ltd
              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Easter Promenade, The Saturda
                May. 12, 2023

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Easter Promenade, The Saturda

                Est: $15,000 - $25,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Easter Promenade, The Saturday Evening Post cover study, circa 1932 Oil on canvas 20-1/2 x 27-1/8 inches (52.1 x 68.9 cm) PROVENANCE: Private collection, New Rochelle, New York, 1952; By descent from the above; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, May 7, 2021, lot 67169; Private collection, Bethesda, Maryland, acquired from the above. HID01801242017

                Heritage Auctions
              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Couple Descending Staircase,
                May. 12, 2023

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Couple Descending Staircase,

                Est: $15,000 - $25,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Couple Descending Staircase, Arrow Collar advertisement study, circa 1932 Oil on canvas 18-3/4 x 4-7/8 inches (47.6 x 12.4 cm) Property from the Shep Brozman Family Collection of Illustration Art HID01801242017

                Heritage Auctions
              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Apple Picking, Success Magazi
                May. 12, 2023

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Apple Picking, Success Magazi

                Est: $30,000 - $50,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Apple Picking, Success Magazine cover study, circa 1908 Oil on canvas 25 x 18-1/4 inches (63.5 x 46.4 cm) PROVENANCE: Private collection, New York. The present work is accompanied by a copy cover tearsheet of the October 1908 Success magazine . HID01801242017

                Heritage Auctions
              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Easter, The Saturday Evening
                May. 12, 2023

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Easter, The Saturday Evening

                Est: $200,000 - $300,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Easter, The Saturday Evening Post cover, April 7, 1928 Oil on canvas 27 x 18-1/2 inches (68.6 x 47.0 cm) Signed with artist's monogram lower right: JCL PROVENANCE: Richard Amsel; Estate of the above; Walter Reed, Illustration House, New York, acquired from the above; Private collection, New Mexico, acquired from the above, 1987. One of the most prolific and sought-after artists of the Golden Age of Illustration, Joseph Christian Leyendecker continuously captivates the public with his striking, depictions of handsome men, glamorous women, and adorable children. Easter of 1928 encapsulates the artist's talent as both an artist and a designer. This visually stunning Post cover showcases Leyendecker's distinctive aesthetic amalgamation of Art Nouveau and fantasy, two styles he adored and incorporated into many a composition throughout his venerated career. The meaning behind Leyendecker's chosen subject for Easter harkens back to German Middle-Age literature. The daring yet elegant knight central to this work is Parzival from the 13th century epic poem by Wolfram von Eschenbach, which would later become one of Richard Wagner's most famous operas, Parsifal (completed in 1882). The story of Parzival follows the tale of this Arthurian knight (Percival in English) in his quest for the Holy Grail. Upon many travails, Parzival succeeds with the basic tenants of chivalry -- humility, chastity, compassion, sympathy, and the quest for spirituality. Parzival epitomizes these traits, most especially chastity as seen in Act II of Wagner's Opera where the knight enters Klingsor's garden to find the magical flower maidens, but he is slow to respond to their seductions. To quote the maidens, "How meanly timid and cold you are! Would you have the flowers woo the butterfly?" In Easter, Leyendecker drapes his subject's eyes with the sumptuous wings of the butterfly in the background, as if Parzival is declaring that this soul cannot see the flowers and cannot be tempted to sin – "Have don! You shall not catch me!" Leyendecker's butterfly wings are lavish and bold, evoking the high drama and romance of the Art Nouveau movement. His hero stands proud and erect with a striking, chiseled jawline and shielded arm – almost bride-like with eyes veiled and curvaceous wings. Leyendecker has carefully and intentionally designed his subject to appear mysterious and multi-faceted: he is unrepentant yet righteous, masculine yet feminine. In quintessential Leyendecker fashion, this androgynous butterfly knight has come completely out of his cocoon to spread his wings. Aside from its dazzling execution, the present work is equally notable in that it represents the Post's transition into producing full-color prints. Unlike earlier covers for the Post, this piece encapsulates a vibrant palette, due to such advances in printing technology. The flawless combination of technical prowess, incredible color and quintessential subject matter brands Easter one of Leyendecker's most stylish illustrations to come to market in recent years. HID01801242017

                Heritage Auctions
              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Fourth of July, The Saturday
                May. 12, 2023

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Fourth of July, The Saturday

                Est: $200,000 - $300,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Fourth of July, The Saturday Evening Post cover, July 1, 1911 Oil on canvas laid on board 28 x 20-1/2 inches (71.1 x 52.1 cm) Signed lower right: JCLeyendecker PROVENANCE: Private collection, Roseville, California. A sensitive observer, Leyendecker also created poignant, whimsical works capturing the antics of children, as evidenced by his iconic, recurring New Year's Baby created exclusively for The Saturday Evening Post. To many collector and historians, Leyendecker's scenes of children are some of the finest of his entire oeuvre.  Fourth of July of 1911 typifies Leyendecker's masterful ability to story-tell using a precocious young boy pranking a puffed policeman rendered in his distinctive staccato painting style. Born in Montabaur, Germany, Leyendecker came to Chicago with his Catholic family at age eight. He apprenticed to a printer, J. Manz and Co., and then studied with John Vanderpoel at the Chicago Art Institute. In 1896, he won the Century magazine cover competition, which essentially launched him professionally. Two years later, he went to Paris to the Académie Julian with his brother, Francis Xavier, and they learned the "hachure" method of drawing whereby blended shading was not allowed. It was a time when poster art was very popular, and when he returned to America, the artist applied these new methods to his work. With a secret recipe combining oil and turpentine, J.C. and his brother, Frank, perfected a crosshatch method of working in oil paint that gave the speed of pencil and the visual impact of color without the brush going dry. In Fourth of July a darling young boy, ginger hair tousled and pant legs rolled up, sneaks behind the idle policeman to mischievously light a firework. The boy has clearly been celebrating the patriotic holiday with more than just a little fun -- on the verge of laughter and ready to run. Leyendecker, an expert illustrator, juxtaposes the figures not only in size, dress, and demeanor but also in composition in order to capture the climactic moment just before the firework goes BANG! This whimsical child-like moment is perfectly applied with Leyendecker's hallmark cross-hatching technique from the background to the details of the figures' clothes. The result is a highly refined, wonderfully descriptive snapshot of a timeless childhood mischief. HID01801242017

                Heritage Auctions
              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Basting the Turkey, The Satur
                May. 12, 2023

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Basting the Turkey, The Satur

                Est: $80,000 - $120,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Basting the Turkey, The Saturday Evening Post cover, November 28, 1935 Oil on canvas 31 x 24 inches (78.7 x 61.0 cm) Signed with artist's monogram lower right: JCL PROVENANCE: Private collection, Roseville, California. HID01801242017

                Heritage Auctions
              • JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER, (American, 1874-1951), Lucky Bag Girl, hand-painted print, sight: 4 1/2 x 4 in., frame: 12 5/8 x 11 7/8 in.
                May. 06, 2023

                JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER, (American, 1874-1951), Lucky Bag Girl, hand-painted print, sight: 4 1/2 x 4 in., frame: 12 5/8 x 11 7/8 in.

                Est: $2,000 - $3,000

                JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER (American, 1874-1951) Lucky Bag Girl hand-painted print signed Leyendecker lower left

                Grogan & Company
              • The August Century / Midsummer Holiday Number. 1896.
                Mar. 26, 2023

                The August Century / Midsummer Holiday Number. 1896.

                Est: $2,000 - $2,500

                ARTIST: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) SIZE: 15 1/2 x 20 3/4 in./39.5 x 53 cm PRINTER: W. B. Orcutt Co., New York DESCRIPTION: This is the prize-winning design in The Century’s contest that got Joseph Leyendecker started on his long career. The model’s gold hair and the red stylized poppies dominate the inviting design. Although he was one of America’s favorite illustrators and trend setters in graphic design, Leyendecker remained an intensely private person throughout his life. He was born in Germany of Dutch ancestry and came to the United States with his family at the age of eight, where they settled in Chicago. He studied at the Chicago Art Institute while apprenticing as an engraver; from the age of twenty he made his living as an illustrator. (Art Nouveau; Literary; American)

                Poster Auctions International Inc
              • The Saturday Evening Post / October 5, 1940.
                Mar. 26, 2023

                The Saturday Evening Post / October 5, 1940.

                Est: $1,200 - $1,500

                ARTIST: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) SIZE: 21 3/4 x 27 3/4 in./55.4 x 70.6 cm DESCRIPTION: As her husband died five years prior, this poster announces the first time Mrs. Rogers released intimate information about her life with the famed American star. (Modern; Literary; American)

                Poster Auctions International Inc
              • Poster, USA Bonds/Boy Scouts of America, J.C. Leyendecker
                Mar. 23, 2023

                Poster, USA Bonds/Boy Scouts of America, J.C. Leyendecker

                Est: $200 - $400

                (New York, 1874-1951) USA Bonds/Third Liberty Loan Campaign, Boy Scouts of America, signed lower right in stone "J.C. Leyendecker", American Lithographic Co., New York, circa 1918, lithographic poster, 30-1/16 x 20 in.; unframed Provenance: Private Collection

                Brunk Auctions
              • LEYENDECKER, Joseph C. (1874 – 1951). Order Coal Now / Unit...
                Mar. 16, 2023

                LEYENDECKER, Joseph C. (1874 – 1951). Order Coal Now / Unit...

                Est: $150 - $250

                LEYENDECKER, Joseph C. (1874 – 1951). Order Coal Now / United States Fuel Administration. 1918. Chicago: Edwards & Deutsch. Lithograph World War I poster. Framed, 29 x 19”. Toned.

                Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
              • JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER, THE CENTURY - MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY NUMBER, AUGUST, POSTER
                Mar. 11, 2023

                JOSEPH CHRISTIAN LEYENDECKER, THE CENTURY - MIDSUMMER HOLIDAY NUMBER, AUGUST, POSTER

                Est: $1,700 - $2,000

                Artist: Joseph Christian Leyendecker, American (1874 - 1951) Title: The Century - Midsummer Holiday Number, August Year: of Original: 1896 Medium: Poster Size: 20.5 x 14 in. (52.07 x 35.56 cm)

                RoGallery
              • Third Liberty Loan / U.S.A. Bonds. 1918.
                Nov. 13, 2022

                Third Liberty Loan / U.S.A. Bonds. 1918.

                Est: $1,200 - $1,500

                ARTIST: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) SIZE: 20 1/8 x 30 in./51 x 76.2 cm PRINTER: American Lithographic Co., New York DESCRIPTION: Just as Girl Scouts are today known for their cookie sales, Boy Scouts were enlisted to sell Liberty Bonds during World War I. But this is no humble boy at a folding table—Leyendecker instead creates a powerful image full of allegorical strength. (War & Propaganda; American)

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              • The Saturday Evening Post / March 23, ‘40. 1940.
                Nov. 13, 2022

                The Saturday Evening Post / March 23, ‘40. 1940.

                Est: $1,400 - $1,700

                ARTIST: JOSEPH C. LEYENDECKER (1874-1951) SIZE: 21 7/8 x 28 in./55.5 x 71.2 cm DESCRIPTION: To welcome Easter of 1940, Leyendecker gives us a lovely butterfly of a woman, bursting forth from the cocoon of her fur winter coat. (Modern; Literary; Saturday Evening Post; American)

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              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Couple Descending Staircase,
                Nov. 04, 2022

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Couple Descending Staircase,

                Est: $30,000 - $50,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Couple Descending Staircase, Arrow Collar advertisement study, 1932 Oil on canvas 18-3/4 x 4-7/8 inches (47.6 x 12.4 cm) Property from the Shep Brozman Family Collection of Illustration Art HID01801242017

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              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Easter Promenade, The Saturda
                Nov. 04, 2022

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Easter Promenade, The Saturda

                Est: $15,000 - $25,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Easter Promenade, The Saturday Evening Post cover study, 1932 Oil on canvas 20-1/2 x 27-1/8 inches (52.1 x 68.9 cm) PROVENANCE: Private collection, New Rochelle, New York, 1952; By descent from the above; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, May 7, 2021, lot 67169; Private collection, Bethesda, Maryland, acquired from the above. HID01801242017

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              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Town Crier, The Saturday Even
                Nov. 04, 2022

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Town Crier, The Saturday Even

                Est: $120,000 - $180,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Town Crier, The Saturday Evening Post cover, July 4, 1925 Oil on canvas 27 x 20 inches (68.6 x 50.8 cm) Signed with artist's monogram lower left: JCL PROVENANCE: Orison W. MacPherson (1898-1966), New Rochelle, New York; Orison W. MacPherson (1935-2022), Darien, Connecticut, by descent, 1966; By descent to the present owner. EXHIBITED: The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, "J. C. Leyendecker: A Retrospective," co-curated by The Norman Rockwell Museum and Illustration House, Inc., New York, November 8, 1997-May 25, 1998; National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, Rhode Island, 2016 (one-year loan). "Hear ye! Hear ye!" The trade of Town Crier is a long tradition beginning with the ring of a bell followed by a loud, clear voice announcing the news of the day to the bellman's fellow citizens. In Revolutionary America where even newspapers were scarce, the Town Crier held special significance – announcing new laws, taxes, protests, battles won and lost. For the majority of colonials, the Town Crier was the only consistent way to hear news from other colonies and even across the sea. Most notably, it is through the Town Criers that the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of the colonies on July 8th, 1776. For many, it was a call to arms: for the world, it was a proclamation of change. It is this iconic moment, a watershed event in the history of democracy played out in towns and villages across colonial America, that Joseph Christian Leyendecker captured in the present work, Town Crier, for his July 4th, 1925 cover of The Saturday Evening Post. A gifted and inimitable draughtsman, Joseph Christian Leyendecker stands as a principal figure in the Golden Age of Illustration. As the creator of more than 300 covers for The  Saturday Evening Post, Leyendecker's rise in the illustration world exactly paralleled the modernization of the magazine from 1899-1937 under editor George Horace Lorimer, who sought to broaden readership by appealing to the "average American" - hardworking, patriotic, practical, and upright middle-class men and women. Throughout his tenure at The Saturday Evening Post, Leyendecker created numerous holiday covers such as the New Year's babies, fashionable Easters, Thanksgiving celebrations, and Yuletide carols, all of which speak to the citizens of America with a patriotic and wholesome charm. For the Independence Day issues, Leyendecker pitched this national fervor to its ultimate heights in his artwork, often featuring colonial figures such as General George Washington, Minute Men, Drummer Boys, Liberty Bell Ringers, and in the case of the present work, a Town Crier. Presented in his role's traditional 18th-century dress including a reddish-brown coat ornamented with brass buttons, white breeches and a tricorne hat, Leyendecker's Town Crier is shown in a strictly frontal pose, mouth open wide as he proclaims his important news. Lest the viewer forget the holiday celebrated on his July 4th covers, Leyendecker emblazoned ‘1776' or ‘July 4th' across the background. These poignant covers pressed on the patriotic pulse of the viewer, especially as World Wars were fought and won. In the present work, Leyendecker's figure of the Town Crier pulls the audience in with his nostalgic charm, as well as with the remarkable piece of paper he holds in his hand before him. A master of handling white paint, Leyendecker created here a magnificent trompe l'oeil effect: the white sheet of paper looks to have been tightly folded then unfolded, leaving behind the creases which catch highlights and shadows as the Town Crier reads out his monumental news from it. The artist's lively brushwork creates a sensory illusion no matter where we look – we

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              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Gentleman's Club, Interior Il
                Nov. 04, 2022

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Gentleman's Club, Interior Il

                Est: $70,000 - $100,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Gentleman's Club, Interior Illustration Oil on canvas 22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm) Signed lower right: JC Leyendecker PROVENANCE: Private collection, Chicago, Illinois. HID01801242017

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              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) The Discus Thrower, The Ameri
                Nov. 04, 2022

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) The Discus Thrower, The Ameri

                Est: $100,000 - $150,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) The Discus Thrower, The American Victory at Athens, Collier's Weekly magazine cover, June 9, 1906 Oil on canvas 24 x 21-3/4 inches (61.0 x 55.2 cm) Signed lower right: JCLeyendecker PROVENANCE: The artist; Henry Hutt, acquired from the above; By descent to the present owners. LITERATURE: L.S. Cutler and J.G. Cutler, J.C. Leyendecker, American Imagist, New York, 2008, p. 177, illustrated. HID01801242017

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              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Pan American Coffee Producers
                Nov. 04, 2022

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Pan American Coffee Producers

                Est: $70,000 - $100,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) Pan American Coffee Producers, The Saturday Evening Post advertisement, September 21, 1940 Oil and pencil on canvas laid on Masonite 18-3/8 x 21 inches (46.7 x 53.3 cm) (image) Initialed lower left: JCL PROVENANCE: Private collection, Chicago, Illinois. LITERATURE: L.S. Cutler and J.G. Cutler, J.C. Leyendecker, American Imagist, New York, 2008, p. 94, illustrated. The present work is accompanied by The Saturday Evening Post framed tearsheet. HID01801242017

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              • Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) "Then everything stood still,
                Nov. 04, 2022

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) "Then everything stood still,

                Est: $70,000 - $100,000

                Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American, 1874-1951) "Then everything stood still," A Voice in the Rice interior book illustration, 1910 Oil on canvas 30 x 20-3/4 inches (76.2 x 52.7 cm) Signed with artist's monogram lower left: JCL Property from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration Art LITERATURE: Morris, G, The Voice in the Rice, New York, 1910, p. 145, illustrated. HID01801242017

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              • TWO COLLIER'S MAGAZINE PRINTS J.C. LEYENDECKER (2)
                Oct. 22, 2022

                TWO COLLIER'S MAGAZINE PRINTS J.C. LEYENDECKER (2)

                Est: $80 - $120

                Lot of two specialty prints sent to subscribers of Collier's Magazine showing artwork by J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951), one of the most distinguished artists during the Golden Age of Illustration, 14 x 11 inches. The pages show two modern and stylish couples, likely 1906. Minor tears and damage on edges.

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