Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Leyendecker's "First Long Suit"

One of the original paintings for sale in today's Heritage Auction of American art is First Long Suit by J.C. Leyendecker.

The mother sits misty-eyed as a tailor sizes up a young man for his first long suit. Leyendecker took great care with the textures of the fabric and the surfaces for the furniture.

The magazine cover came out in September, 1937, at the height of Leyendecker's prowess as a painter.

Heritage Auction of American art
 is today, May 10. The auction includes J.C. Leyendecker, Maurice Sendak, N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Maynard Dixon.

Thanks, Meagan McMillan

1 comment:

Jim Douglas said...

Back when young men wore pants 4 inches above their belly button! Ha!