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J. C. Leyendecker Illustration Art

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J. C. Leyendecker Illustration Art

J. C. Leyendecker illustration art is highly collectible and valuable; his pieces have sold for as much as $365,000.  Leyendecker is best known for his advertising illustrations and magazine covers.  He painted 322 covers for the Saturday Evening Post alone.  Before Norman Rockwell, Leyendecker was the artist most identified with the magazine.  Leyendecker was a major influence on Rockwell, with whom he was friends.  In fact, Rockwell claimed him as both an idol and a mentor.  And while later Norman Rockwell came to be regarded as America’s greatest illustrator, J. C. Leyendecker illustration art continues to be sought after and valued by discriminating collectors who recognize it for the groundbreaking and influential role it has had upon American art.  We have many Norman Rockwell and J. C. Leyendecker illustration art collector clients at Nate D. Sanders Auctions and can get you top prices for both Rockwell and J. C. Leyendecker illustration art.  We can also offer you a special rate of zero percent seller’s commission when you consign any piece valued at over $15,000.  Here is one of the many Rockwell’s we have sold:

Norman Rockwell “Mr. Apple” 

Norman Rockwell art “Mr. Apple” (Homage to Rene Magritte), Oil on canvas, 13″ x 17 3/8″ inches, Signed “Norman Rockwell.” Painted June 1970, Stockridge, Massachusetts  Includes letters of provenance: 1.) TLS “Norman,” dated 6/11/1970 on his personal stationery where he writes, in part: “I must tell you that I got the two apples, and I haven’t eaten them, but I have put them in the refrigerator so they will keep bright and shiny…It will be fun doing such a unique painting.” 2.) ALS in full, nd, on his personal stationery where he handwrites, “Dear Mr. Blum – Here it is!  I really enjoyed painting Mr. Apple.  I sure hope you like it. The painting may still be wet when you get it. But do not varnish it for a couple of months.  If you use [sic] a fine mastic varnish it will preserve it forever. Cordially, Norman Rockwell.”  Painting also includes two other letters of provenance describing the reason for Rockwell completing the work (it was done as a label for United Vintners), and tracing its path of ownership in very fine detail from the studio of Rockwell to its current state in our archives.  This Rockwell original has never before been exhibited, and never before been offered to the public.  Sold for $33,722.

J. C. Leyendecker Illustration Art

Norman Rockwell art “Mr. Apple” (Homage to Rene Magritte)

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