Peak and Pine

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Two Leyendecker (J. C.) studies which will become part of larger works (which I've yet to find, and something just realized that others may have known all along)...

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There are no curves, all straight lines and what appear to be curves are just very short straight lines...

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Peak and Pine

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Two Leyendeckers for Kuppenheimer, somewhere in the 20s.

A blanket, a pennant and bad weather. A college game here in the North East...

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Spats, a doctor's bag and a babe...

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Spats, a doctor's bag and a babe. Oh and a car.
 
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Peak and Pine

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J. C. Leyendecker, probably in his 20s. Born a German, came here at six, died in the year I was six. The Arrow collar man and the most Gatsby of all the Gatsby painters. Quite a pair of eyes...

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Peak and Pine

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A pause from Leyendecker. This is Franklin Booth, born and died the same years, almost, as Leyendecker, master of the pen and ink. From WWI...

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Judging from the Adrian helmets (still being worn by certain special forces) these are French troops.
 

Peak and Pine

Connoisseur
Leyendecker 1910...

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Leyendecker 1929...

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Saturday Evening Post cover above, Legendecker seems to be easing into Deco just a bit.
 
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Peak and Pine

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More Gibson Girls...

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Smok'in!
No, really, she's smoking. And this was about 1895.

Evelyn Nesbit, famous fashion model actress of the times and a model for many Gibson sketches...

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If you're familar with The Murder of the Century, architect Stanford White's murder by industrialist Henry Thaw, or have read Ragtime, you'll know Nesbit. A truly gorgeous thing, her at 16...

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Fun trying to figure out what many of Gibson's sketches are about, like this...

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It's an outdoor scene with one of those great benches built around and into a towering oak or such. Bored with waiting (?) the messenger boys (?) are dozing, the woman looks beautiful, but harried (she may be typing a return message from the one she's just received (?) and Gibson has forgotten to draw a fourth leg for the table.

Edit. Leg may be out of frame, but the lack of table frame on that side of table makes it look incomplete. Many of Gibson's sketches look in haste and unfinished. Am surprised that Charles Dana Gibson's partial namesake here on the forum hasn't wejghed in. Shall I conjur him? @Charles Dana.
 
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