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    Attributed to, but possibly after, Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) Original Illustration Art (1890-1900). Experts have differing opinions on this piece. With his creation of the Gibson Girl in 1890, Charles Dana Gibson created an American icon. It was the image that most woman of the period hoped to attain, and was considered the epitome of American grace, self-reliance, and beauty. Few illustrators have ever achieved the legendary status of Gibson, especially in their own lifetime. He had the distinction of being the highest paid illustrator of his time, as national periodicals such as the old Life magazine and Collier's Weekly vied for his talents. But Gibson's abilities were not limited to the depiction of beautiful women; his unique pen-and-ink creations related the social and political issues of the time, quite often with a satirical twist. He spearheaded a patriotic campaign to create posters and billboards during World War I by gathering other top illustrators of the period, together creating images that remain an integral part of illustration history. Executed in pen-and-ink on board, elegantly framed (21 x 21) with a sight size of approximately 8.5 x 8.5, it is signed lower right. If by Gibson, this may have been published as a magazine cover, and because of its size and oval shape, may have been reproduced around the turn of the century as a Royal Doulton (9.5 inch) china plate. Noted in pencil on the back of the drawing is the name Miss Eva Bradshaw, believed to be the model. This piece is offered as-is, and may be an exquisite copy, or perhaps an original Gibson.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2003
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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