53 x 39 cm (21 x 15 ½ inches) pencil and ink on board signed lower right (overall board size is 28 ¼ x 22 ¼ inches). NOT FRAMED. Water damage and losses to edges with foxing; fair condition. From the Estate of Charles Martignette.
A wonderfully elegant fashion drawing of a model with an Afghan hound, for the March 1921 issue of Woman's Home Companion (original magazine included).
The water damage will not be obtrusive enough under glass to detract from the elegance, sophistication and technical perfection of this masterpiece of classic American illustration art.
A major name in classic American illustration art, Charles Gates Sheldon (1889 - 1960) studied at the Art Students League in New York, under Alphonse Mucha in Paris, and then set up his own studio at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Sheldon painted a large number of portraits of female beauties on magazine covers (Screenland, Woman's Home Companion, Collier's Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Photoplay...), adverts and other illustrations like high fashion portraits for Woman's Home Companion and Theater magazine.