Howard Chandler Christy, ‘'The Valley of the Moon' Cosmopolitan Magazine Illustration’, 1913, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Watercolor and Gouache on Board, The Illustrated Gallery
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'The Valley of the Moon' Cosmopolitan Magazine Illustration, 1913

Watercolor and Gouache on Board
39 × 29 1/2 in
99.1 × 74.9 cm
$22,000
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"The farmer crossed the plowed strip to Saxon, and joined her on the rail." Ink, …

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Signed 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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"The farmer crossed the plowed strip to Saxon, and joined her on the rail." Ink, watercolor, and gouache on board. 991x749 mm; 39x29 1/2 inches. Signed in full, lower left. Illustration for the first appearance of Jack London's novel "The Valley of the Moon," Cosmopolitan Magazine, September …

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Signed 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 Valley of the Moon' Cosmopolitan Magazine Illustration, 1913

Watercolor and Gouache on Board
39 × 29 1/2 in
99.1 × 74.9 cm
$22,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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