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Charlie Chaffinch - Original 1930s illustration by Steven Spurrier
By Steven Spurrier
Located in London, GB
STEVEN SPURRIER (1878-1961) Charlie Chaffinch Signed; inscribed beneath the mount: Charlie Chaffinch. Sampsons Circus No.4 Faber & Faber Pen and ink, framed 17 by 9.5 cm., 6 ¾ by ...
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1930s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

1920s-1930s Illustration Oil Painting by George Giguere
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A large very well executed oil painting by listed New York modern impressionist illustration artist George Giguere who's body of work encompassed the golden age of this type of paint...
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20th Century American American Classical Paintings

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Canvas

English Armstrong Siddeley Motorcar Advert Illustration c1936 Artwork
Located in Bristol, CT
Classic English motorcar with bespoke luggage in the boot watercolour c1930s illustration in a burlwood frame! Rare Watercolour of a Pre-War Armstrong Siddeley Motorcar Original A...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Mariondina - Illustration - Original China Ink by Bruno Angoletta - 1930s
By Bruno Angoletta
Located in Roma, IT
Illustration is an original drawing in china ink applied on paper realized by Italian artist Bruno Angoletta. Passepartout: 49 x 34 cm. The artwork is in a good condition except f...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Black & White Ink Illustration 1930-40s
By Clyde Follett Seavey
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1930-40s pen on paper monochrome illustration is by San Francisco artist Clyde Follett Seavey (1920-1991). Seavey studied at UC Berkeley and California College of Arts & Crafts....
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1940s American Modern Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink

"Running Bunny Rabbit," Charming Book Illustration from the 1930s-1940s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Absolutely winning and full of charm, this book illustration depicts a bunny rabbit running across the land, the hilly landscape rich with browns and greens, and the sky a perfect bl...
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

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Paint

1930's Original Parisian Fashion Illustration Watercolor Black Oriental Dress
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1930's French fashion design, no doubt of Parisian origin. The painting, executed in gouache/ watercolor and pencil, is dated to the upper corner ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Pencil

1930's Original Parisian Fashion Design Illustration Watercolor Elegant Lady
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1930's French fashion design, no doubt of Parisian origin. The painting, executed in gouache/ watercolor and pencil, is dated to the upper corner...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Pencil

Moby Dick Illustration
By Anton Otto Fischer
Located in Fort Washington, PA
This illustration appeared in Herman Melville's novel, Moby Dick, John C Winston, 1931. Signed & Dated Lower Center
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Cosmopolitan Story Illustration
By Dean Cornwell
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Woman with suitor/explorers wearing pith helmets Publication Information: Story Illustration for "A Marriage of Concenience" by Comerset Mau...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Urban Street Illustration
By Anton Otto Fischer
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Sight Window 28.00" x 22.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Wanderer - Vintage Advertising on Paper - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Wanderer is a beautiful original black and white illustration on ivory colored paper, applied on black cardboard, realized at the beginning of XX century by an anonymous artist. A wo...
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1930s Art Deco More Art

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Illustration Board

1930's Original Parisian Fashion Illustration Watercolor Pink and Blue Dress
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Very stylish, unique and original 1930's French fashion design, no doubt of Parisian origin. The painting, executed in gouache/ watercolor and pencil, is dated to the upper corne...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Portrait Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Pencil

Nsu Quick Advertising - Original Vintage Advertising on Paper - 1930s
Located in Roma, IT
Nsu Quick Advertising is an original illustration realized at the beginning of the XX century, in the 1930s. Good condition- Glued on black cardboard (21 x 14.7 cm). This little ...
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1930s More Art

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Illustration Board

Shady Tree, McCall's Illustration
By Frank Bensing
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1937 Dimensions: 29.50" x 44.00" Signature: Signed Lower Left 1937 McCalls Magazine A commercial artist with a longtime association with General Electric, Frank C. Bensing di...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Paint

Original Magazine Story Illustration
By Edmund Ward
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1935 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 23.00" x 33.50" Signature: Signed Lower Right Illustration for magazine story, 1935. Original magazine story illustration Spins...
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1930s Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Miss Personality' Calendar Illustration
By Frederick Alexander Duncan
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Pastel on Board Signature: Signed Lower Left "Miss Personality", American Art Works original art for a calendar.
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1930s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Board

'Another Woman' Story Illustration
By Andrew Loomis
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right Ladies Home Journal, December 1939, pg 31. Illustration for Mary Hastings Bradley "Another Woman" "The kiss had been less casual...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Whimsical Illustration Hiking Cartoon, 1938 Mt Tremblant Ski Lodge William Steig
By William Steig (b.1907)
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Lighthearted Illustration of Outdoor Pursuits This one being cross country hiking signed "W. Steig" Provenance: from Mrs. Joseph B. Ryan, Commissioned by Joe Ryan for the bar at his...
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1930s Naturalistic Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Ink, Watercolor, Illustration Board

Whimsical Illustration Skiing Cartoon, 1938 Mt Tremblant Ski Lodge William Steig
By William Steig (b.1907)
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Lighthearted Illustration of Outdoor Pursuits This one being a Skiing scene, a boy and a girl on skis. signed W. Steig Provenance: from Mrs. Joseph B. Ryan, Commissioned by Joe Ryan ...
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1930s Naturalistic Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Ink, Watercolor, Illustration Board

Whimsical Fishing Illustration Cartoon 1938 Mt Tremblant Ski Lodge William Steig
By William Steig (b.1907)
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Lighthearted Illustration of Outdoor Pursuits This one of a fisherman signed "W. Steig" Provenance: from Mrs. Joseph B. Ryan, Commissioned by Joe Ryan for the bar at his ski resort,...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink, Watercolor, Illustration Board

Whimsical Illustration "Snow" Cartoon, 1938 Mt Tremblant Ski Lodge William Steig
By William Steig (b.1907)
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Lighthearted Illustration of Outdoor Pursuits This one being cross country Snow Shoes signed "W. Steig" Provenance: from Mrs. Joseph B. Ryan, Commissioned by Joe Ryan for the bar at...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink, Watercolor, Illustration Board

Saturday Evening Post Illustration
By Anton Otto Fischer
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Left Sight Window 24.00" x 22.00" Image of an inspector at a crime scene aboard ship. Saturday Evening Post Illustration. Long affilia...
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1930s Other Art Style Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Just Married" Original Painted Illustration
Located in Soquel, CA
Illustration by Charles Kinghan (American, 1895-1984). Signed "Kinghan" in the lower left corner. Acquired with other works by the artist. Presented with a new grey-blue mat. Image/m...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Cardboard, Acrylic

Adventures in Literature Illustration art
Located in Soquel, CA
Illustration by Charles Kinghan (American, 1895-1984). Signed "Kinghan N.A." in the lower right corner. Acquired with other works by the artist. Presented with a new cream mat. Image...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Cardboard

Seated Figurative Short Story Illustration
Located in Soquel, CA
Superb figurative oil painting of a man seated in an armchair with papers strewn about the interior space by Charles Ross Kinghan (American, 1895-1984). Unsigned and unframed. Acquir...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Linen, Oil

Cover Illustration for ''Motor'' Magazine
By Robert Robinson
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right Cover Illustration for ''Motor'' Magazine, February 1931 Depicting a Duryea Automobile Driving by a Blacksmith Shop
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Art Deco Vogue Magazine Illustration
By Edouard Garcia Benito
Located in Miami, FL
Art Deco "Mademoiselle X" story illustration for Vogue February 1, 1934, watercolor and ink, reverse signed in pencil "Benito for Madame X," pencil inscription "Feb.1, 1934 / Page 51...
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

The Safety Patrol - Calendar Illustration
By Adelaide Hiebel
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1938 Medium: Pastel on Board Dimensions: 38.00" x 28.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Calendar Illustration Gerlach Barklow Calendar Company
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Board

Elegant Couple, Good Housekeeping Illustration
By McClelland Barclay
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1934 Medium: Charcoal on Paper Dimensions: 34.00" x 25.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Story illustration: Elegant couple considers floor plan drawn in the sand. “...
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1930s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Charcoal

Forest Floor, 1930s California Redwoods Landscape in Green
Located in Soquel, CA
A monochromatic palette of deep, earthy greens transports the viewer to the redwood forest in this lovely 1930's landscape, featuring three stately trees rooted in the forest floor, ...
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1930s American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Oil, Illustration Board, Cardboard

ROUGHY’S CHRISTMAS - Original Illustration 19 1/4" x 14 1/2"
By Diana Thorne
Located in Santa Monica, CA
DIANA THORNE (1895-1963) ROUGHY’S CHRISTMAS c. 1936 Original pen & ink illustration on board. Signed in ink lower right. Image 19 1/4 x 14 ½”. Diana Thorne is well know...
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1930s Modern Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Pen

Devastation - Mid Century Figurative Illustration painting
Located in Soquel, CA
Stark and emotional depiction of a family after a natural disaster by Charles Kinghan (American, 1895-1984). Signed "Kinghan" in the lower right corner. Acquired with other works by ...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Cardboard

Set of Six Art Deco Illustrations
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
Set of six blue crayon vignettes, possibly designs for later Art Deco illustrations or paintings. Media: blue crayon on paper in later frame. Artist: Walpole Champneys (1879-1961)...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Drawings

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Paper

  • Set of Six Art Deco Illustrations
  • Set of Six Art Deco Illustrations
  • Set of Six Art Deco Illustrations
  • Set of Six Art Deco Illustrations
H 11.23 in. W 14.97 in. D 0.4 in.
Leif Erikson The Lucky, Book Illustration
By Norman Mills Price
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Approximate Date: 1939 Medium: Ink on Paper Signature: Signed Lower Left Dimensions: 7.50" x 12.50" Leif Erikson The Lucky, Book Illustration, 1939 This piece appeared in Chapter X...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Ink, Paper

Head Tide, Good Housekeeping, Story Illustration
By Mead Schaeffer
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right A close friend of Norman Rockwell, Mead Schaeffer focused his early career on illustrations for classic, historical, and adventur...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Rank and File, Redbook Magazine Illustration
By Ralph Coleman
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1933 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 28.00" x 36.00" Signature: Signed Lower Left 1933 Interior Redbook Magazine, November 1933 A large signed and dated oil on canvas by no...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Two Different Canvases, Cosmopolitan Story Illustration
By Dean Cornwell
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1930 Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 40.00" x 30.00" Signature: Initialed and Dated Lower Right of Right Canvas Woman with suitor/explorers wearing pith helmets Pub...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Scarlet Cockerel interior book illustration
By Frank Schoonover
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Laid on Panel Sight Size 30.00" x 21.00;" Framed 36.50" x 27.50" Signature: Signed and Dated Lower Right: F. E. Schoonover / 31 "I began to notice the mysterio...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel, Canvas

New York City Police Fortune Magazine Illustration
By Robert Riggs
Located in Miami, FL
This original illustration, titled "Cops at Ease in the Muster Room of a Station," accompanied the article Nineteen Thousand Cops published in the July 1939 issue of Fortune Magazine...
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1930s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Archival Paper

Jean Harlow, Picture Play Magazine Cover Illustration
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1936 Medium: Pastel Dimensions: 14.00" x 18.00" Signature: Unsigned Original cover artwork for Smith & Street's Picture Play Magazine, April 1936 by Tatiana Fall.
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1930s Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel

Measure of Love, Ladies Home Journal Illustration
By Henry Soulen
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Right Illustration for “Measure of Love” by Honore’ Willsie Morrow, Published in Ladies Home Journal, October 1931, page 10. "Deborah...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mississippi River Boat, Genre Painting, Illustration, 1932
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Mississippi River Boat" is a figurative landscape painting, male figure resembling Clark Gable from Gone with the Wind by illustration and genre artist Mortimer Wilson. The 20" x 40...
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1930s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Women's World Magazine Cover Illustration , Children Sledding
By Maginel Wright Enright Barney
Located in Miami, FL
Children Sledding, Women's World Magazine Cover, December 1939 Signed lower center image watercolor, gouache, pencil, and wash on paper
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1930s American Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Gouache

The Turkish Yataghan, Illustration of Baby, Collier's Cover
By Charles Twelvetrees
Located in Miami, FL
Baby caring a horse shoe on his shoulders reminiscent of the famous J. C. Leyendecker Baby covers for the Saturday Evening Post. This is a cover illustration/ painting for Collie...
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1930s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache

Paul Desmond Brown Watercolour & Gouache Illustration of Polo Player
Located in Bristol, CT
Paul Desmond Brown (American; 1893-1958) Untitled (Polo player), circa 1930s Gouache painting on paper Signed to the lower left Framer’s label to verso American artist Paul Brown wa...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Full Personality" Story Illustration, Saturday Evening Post, 1933
By Henry Raleigh
Located in Fort Washington, PA
"Full Personality," by John Taintor Foote and illustrated by Henry P. Raleigh for the Saturday Evening Post, January 28, 1933. "I've come to drown myself -- will you help?" Henry ...
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1930s Romantic Paintings

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Board, Ink, Watercolor

Now a 3, General Electric All-Steel Refrigerator Ad Illustration
By Saul Tepper
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Signed Lower Left Now a 3, General Electric All-Steel Refrigerator ad illustration, 1930 Caption: "Many modern models, unmatched for beauty and con...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Paddy the Next Best Thing, Movie Poster Illustration
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Dimensions: 34.00" x 17.00" Signature: Unsigned Date: 1933 Paddy the Next Best Thing, movie poster illustration, c. 1933 This illustration was used on ...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"It's His Word Against Mine." Cosmopolitan Story Illustration
By Harold von Schmidt
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1932 Medium: Oil on Board Dimensions: 17.00" x 32.00" Signature: Signed Lower Right Illustration for Cosmopolitan magazine, 1932 - "It's his word against mine." Twelve of von...
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Magazine Story Illustration, RedBook or The Saturday Evening Post
By Seymour Alling Ball
Located in Miami, FL
Signed lower left: Seymour Ball Inscribed upper left: To Morris E Weiss with best wishes Seymour Ball" Matted not framed
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1930s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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India Ink, Watercolor

Original Deco Theatre Costume Illustration "Katinka" Gouache Painting, Drawing
By Marcel Vertès
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is an original Theater costume illustration painting and drawing on paper. Russian bearded Cossack man. stamped Atelier Vertes and pencil signed. it is from Katinka, an operet...
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1930s Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Pencil

John Timberlake was a Rascal, Redbook Magazine Interior Illustration, 1932
By Mead Schaeffer
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Oil on Canvas Signature: Initialed and Dated Lower Right: MS / 32 Sight Size 22.25" x 50.00;" Framed 29.00" x 57.00"
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1930s Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Original French Art Deco Gouache Illustration Drawing by J. Hilly
Located in Atlanta, GA
Original Art Deco illustration, hand-painted with ink and gouache on paper. Featuring two elegant women with large windows and drapery. This illustration was probably made for a fash...
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Gouache

Illustration for Toby Tyler: Ten Weeks with the Circus
By Everett Shinn
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Date: 1937 Medium: Watercolor on Paper Dimensions: 18.00" x 12.50" Signature: Signed Lower Right Toby Tyler Book Illustration Exhibitions: Norman Rockwell Museum, The Unknown Hoppe...
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1930s Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Pair of Art Deco Illustrations, "Slave Story" by Fred Pendexter
By Fred Pendexter
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Dramatic and gripping, this pair of original paintings served as illustrations for “Slave Story” a book or magazine story. Pendexter may have been a black artist, and was also known...
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Vintage 1930s American Paintings

"Preview" Story Illustration for Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 5, 1938
By John LaGatta
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Mixed Media on Board Signature: Signed Lower Center "Dancing the minuet before a camera and the hundred people behind it isn't the same as just dancing because you like the ...
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1930s Mixed Media

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Crayon, Mixed Media, Oil, Gouache, Board

"Hey! who took my Drake Cake" - Vintage Advertisement - Original Illustration
Located in Soquel, CA
Advertisement for Drake Cake by Charles Kinghan (American, 1895-1984). Unsigned, but was acquired with other works by the artist. Presented with a new grey-blue mat. Image/mat size: ...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Cardboard, Gouache

Original Art Deco Theatre Costume Illustration Katinka Gouache Painting, Drawing
By Marcel Vertès
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
This is an original Theater costume illustration painting and drawing on paper. Russian bearded Cossack man. stamped Atelier Vertes and pencil signed. it is from Katinka, an operet...
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1930s Post-Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor, Gouache, Pencil

French Art Deco Original Gouache Illustration Drawing by Raymonde Hacker
Located in Atlanta, GA
French Art Deco illustration drawing, hand-painted with ink and gouache on blue paper. Featuring a collection of fashion accessories, handbags, gloves, hats, perfume bottles with sty...
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1930s Art Deco Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Gouache

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