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Howard Chandler Christy Original Art
Howard Chandler Christy was one of the most famous illustrators in American history, and thus Howard Chandler Christy original art is worth many thousands of dollars. Here at NateDSanders.com, we have sold several examples of Howard Chandler Christy original art. Here they are:
Howard Chandler Christy original art being a self-portrait, painted during the 1920’s. Oil on canvas signed at lower right. Painting features Christy dressed in an outdoors uniform not unlike those worn by Boy Scout troop leaders, capped off with a feathered hat. One of the master illustrators and muralists of the 20th century, Christy’s patriotic World War I recruitment posters are iconic images of the Great War. Christy’s most famous mural, “The Signing of the Constitution,” hangs in the U.S. Capitol’s rotunda. Portrait measures 24″ x 32″, housed in frame which measures 28″ x 35.5″. Wonderful Howard Chandler Christy original art Excellent condition. Sold for $8,333.
1930 Howard Chandler Christy original art signed and inscribed charcoal portrait of Graham McNamee. Excellent sensitive portrait of the pioneer broadcaster in suit and tie, signed and inscribed in bottom left field by the “Christy Girl” illustrator, “To Graham McNamee / With best friendship / Howard Chandler Christy / 1930.” McNamee, Christy’s subject and friend, was America’s most recognized national personality in the new medium’s first commercial decade. As an NBC broadcaster, McNamee emceed numerous sports events, major political conventions, and the arrival of aviator Charles Lindbergh in Paris following his historic transatlantic flight in 1927. McNamee became known for signing off each broadcast with his catchphrase: “This is Graham McNamee speaking. Goodnight, all.” Handsome charcoal portrait measures 20.5″ x 26″ with only the lightest toning and foxing in corners of tableau. An amazing Christy piece and a wonderful tribute to an American broadcasting legend. Excellent Howard Chandler Christy original art. Near fine condition. Sold for $8,333.
Howard Chandler Christy original art being a portrait of Nancy Palmer, his future wife. Watercolor on board painted circa 1917, signed at lower left. An elegant “Christy Girl” portrait in profile of a lovely strawberry blond beauty, dressed in a striking black sunhat and ruffled white gown, holding a bouquet of fresh flowers. One of the defining images of Christy’s early career, this Christy watercolor depicts the painter’s favorite muse at the time, model Nancy Palmer, whom he wed in 1919. This same image was also used to market Velvee Rose Bath Salts in 1916. On 16 November 1919, the year of Christy’s marriage to Palmer, the image was reproduced again in color on the cover of the American Weekly section of The New York Sunday American. Portrait measures 9.5″ x 13″, housed in frame which measures 19″ x 22″. Excellent condition Howard Chandler Christy original art. Sold for $8,333.
1925 Howard Chandler Christy “Miss America 1925″ bronze statue. Sculpture of the 1925 Miss America winner, Fay Lanphier. Acting as a judge for that year’s competition, Christy sculpted this piece soon after Lanphier was crowned. Because of the statue’s undeniable likeness to Lanphier, the public reacted vociferously to its nudity; though Christy declared that Lanphier never posed for him. An exquisite piece of Miss America history from the pageant’s first year broadcast live on the radio. Sculpture, measuring 5″ x 16”, features a smooth, even patina. An intriguing piece in fine condition. Howard Chandler Christy original art in the form of a sculpture is rare. Sold for $4,520.
Howard Chandler Christy original art being a watercolor. Featured in George W. Cable’s novel “The Cavalier,” based in New Orleans during the American Civil War. Watercolor signed, “Howard Chandler Christy 1901” at bottom left. Using both watercolor and pencil, Christy depicts a young Union soldier, dressed in standard Privates uniform, seated against a window in a darkened bedroom. A splash of moonlight beams through the window, putting the soldier in the spotlight as he aims his six-shooter at an old Confederate man. Excerpt from “The Cavalier” reads: “I heard a light sound in the hall Lucius Oliver was coming toward my door. The cords gathered in my throat and my finger stole to the trigger the door opened, softly, slowly, and the paralytic stood looking in. The moonlight had swung almost out of the room, but a band of it fell glittering upon the revolver lying in my lap with my fingers on it, each exactly in place it lighted my other hand, on the window-sill, with the bridle in it. Old Lucius was alone. In the gloom I could not see his venom gathering, but I could smell it” Christy showcases his ability to manipulate light and shadow with just the scratch of a pencil and the stroke of a brush in this stunning work. Watercolor measures 37″ x 26″; framed, 41″ x 30″. Light waterstaining along bottom edge, otherwise near fine condition. Howard Chandler Christy original art in the form of a watercolor. Sold for $2,000.
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