Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 26 1/8 by 20 inches
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The canvas is unlined and there is a stretcher bar mark at top edge. There is scattered surface cracking and the work retains a discolored varnish. Under UV: there are scattered dots and lines of inpainting in the background, a line above baby's left knee and a 2 inch vertical line extending from bottom of drum.
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Literature: The Saturday Evening Post, April 10, 1909, cover illustration (© SEPS licensed by Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved.)
J.C. Leyendecker, New York, 1974, p. 172, illustrated
Covers of “The Saturday Evening Post:" Seventy Years of Outstanding Illustration from America’s Favorite Magazine, New York, 1995, illustrated p. 40
Laurence S. Cutler and Judy Goffman Cutler,
J.C. Leyendecker: American Imagist, New York, 2008, illustrated p. 109
Provenance: Private collection, New York,
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By descent to the present owners (his great granddaughters)