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The Courtship of Miles Standish, 1902

Pencil and Wash on Paperboard
34 1/2 × 26 1/2 in
87.6 × 67.3 cm
$7,500
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's narrative poem The Courtship of Miles Standish originally …

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's narrative poem The Courtship of Miles Standish originally published in 1858 tells the story of the love triangle between John Alden, Miles Standish and Priscilla Mullins during the early days of the Plymouth Colony. Longfellow was a descendant of John Alden. The present work …

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Signed and Dated 'Howard Chandler Christy 1902' (lower left)
Howard Chandler Christy
American, January 10, 1873
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American artist and illustrator Howard Chandler Christy’s vast body of work includes depictions of presidents, war heroes, socialites, and politicians, but he was ultimately best known for his “Christy girl” drawings that depicted the idealized American woman. Christy began his career in professional illustration upon his arrival to New York City, where he studied under William Merritt Chase. At the onset of the Spanish-American War, Christy enlisted himself as a war correspondent for several publications, and received acclaim for his “Men of the Army and Navy” series and a portrait of then-colonel Theodore Roosevelt. With this recognition under his belt, Christy became a well-known illustrator, yet to avoid being type-cast in the military genre, introduced his first “Christy girl”, a prototype that developed into an ongoing series of the ideal modern, beautiful, educated American woman.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's narrative poem The Courtship of Miles Standish originally …

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's narrative poem The Courtship of Miles Standish originally published in 1858 tells the story of the love triangle between John Alden, Miles Standish and Priscilla Mullins during the early days of the Plymouth Colony. Longfellow was a descendant of John Alden. The present work …

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Signed and Dated 'Howard Chandler Christy 1902' (lower left)
Howard Chandler Christy
American, January 10, 1873
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American artist and illustrator Howard Chandler Christy’s vast body of work includes depictions of presidents, war heroes, socialites, and politicians, but he was ultimately best known for his “Christy girl” drawings that depicted the idealized American woman. Christy began his career in professional illustration upon his arrival to New York City, where he studied under William Merritt Chase. At the onset of the Spanish-American War, Christy enlisted himself as a war correspondent for several publications, and received acclaim for his “Men of the Army and Navy” series and a portrait of then-colonel Theodore Roosevelt. With this recognition under his belt, Christy became a well-known illustrator, yet to avoid being type-cast in the military genre, introduced his first “Christy girl”, a prototype that developed into an ongoing series of the ideal modern, beautiful, educated American woman.

The Courtship of Miles Standish, 1902

Pencil and Wash on Paperboard
34 1/2 × 26 1/2 in
87.6 × 67.3 cm
$7,500
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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