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January 23, 2020 06:00 PMCalender

John Ford Clymer (American, 1907-1989) Belgian Horse Farm

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3338B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 24, 2020 12:00PM


John Ford Clymer (American, 1907-1989)

Belgian Horse Farm
Signed "John Clymer" l.r., numbered "P8971" and with a label from The Curtis Publishing Company, Saturday Evening Post, affixed to the frame backing.
Oil on canvas, 38 x 30 in. (96.5 x 76.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Small dimple to u.l. corner, subtle canvas rippling, surface grime.

Provenance: Collection of Robert Fuoss, former editor at The Saturday Evening Post, then by descent within the family.

Literature: Cover illustration, The Saturday Evening Post, October 8, 1949.

N.B. The Post described the cover image, "There could be a trace of transcontinental nostalgia in John Clymer's picture. In Westport, Connecticut, he painted a Washington State scene familiar to his boyhood, working as much from memory and from love of the land as from sketches which he had previously made on the spot. It is October on the eastern slope of the Cascade Range; up above Ellensburg, Clymer's birthplace, and on above the town of Cle Elum the red and gold of fall climbs into the evergreen of the foothills, which in turn climb toward the big peaks where the snow comes early. Clymer thinks that the little farms which snuggle cozily in the high valleys are a wonderful place to spend one's childhood, whether one is a boy, a girl, or a colt." (Vol. 222, No. 15, p. 3).

Please note that the copyright for this image is held by The Curtis Publishing Company, owner of The Saturday Evening Post.
Estimate $40,000-60,000

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Curtis Publishing Company, John Ford Clymer, Robert Fuoss, Cle Elum