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Charles Dana Gibson (American, 1867-1944) Mr. Pipp Considers the Lilies of the Beach

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
378
Sold for:
$861$700

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Charles Dana Gibson (American, 1867-1944)

Mr. Pipp Considers the Lilies of the Beach
Signed "C.D. Gibson" l.l., identified on a printed label affixed to the frame backing paper.
Pen and ink on paper, sight size 13 7/8 x 21 in. (35.4 x 53.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Foxing, staining, not examined out of frame.

Provenance: The collection of Frederic and Jean Sharf, Massachusetts and Florida.

N.B. According to the label on the reverse, this drawing was published in LIFE magazine, July 12, 1929. The Mr. Pipp series of Gibson drawings had been introduced in September 1898 in LIFE and became extremely well received, and was further popularized as a book (1899), a play, and a movie. LIFE revived the series in 1929 in the face of flagging magazine sales. In the new series, Mr. Pipp has become a grandfather, and his granddaughters are no longer classic Gibson beauties, but modern flappers.
Estimate $600-800


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Charles Dana Gibson, Frederic Sharf, Jean Sharf, Pipp, Culture, Fashion, Flapper, Gender, Gender equality, Gibson, Music

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