F. Earl Christy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1882. The "F" is believed to stand for "Frederic". At age 17, he painted originals for the Boardwalk Atlantic City Picture company, with many of his early works published by the J. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company of Philadelphia. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts from 1905-1907. He never married and lived most of his life with one or both of his sisters. He passed away on Long Island, New York in 1961.
We are offering a wonderful vintage print, possibly a chromolithograph, by Christy. It features a beautiful woman in a shear gown holding an adorable child. The colors are lovely and strong. We see no tears or stains. The image measures approximately 9-3/4" x 7-1/2". It is housed in a narrow black frame from the period, circa 1920's. The frame is fairly heavy for its size. The art measures approximately 10-1/2" x 8" as it was found. There is glass covering the image.
We have not taken this print out of the frame to examine it. There is a very old backing on the piece which is not fully intact. There is an old sticker or label on the back which reads: "E.Howard Clark, Westerly, RI, Pianos, Stationery and Picture Frames". There is also an old wire hanger on the back. We believe everything about this piece is original and from the Art Deco era, circa 1920-1935.
Please let us know if you have any questions.