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The Century: Midsumer Holiday Number, August

Artist:
Joseph Christian Leyendecker (American (born Germany), Montabaur 1874–1951 New Rochelle, New York)
Publisher:
The Century Company
Date:
1896
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/16 × 15 7/8 in. (54.1 × 40.4 cm) Image: 15 1/16 in. × 14 in. (38.2 × 35.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Posters
Credit Line:
Gift of Bessie Potter Vonnoh, 1941
Accession Number:
41.12.98
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered upper right: 'The', upper center: 'CENTURY', upper right: 'AUGUST/ MIDSUMMER/ HOLIDAY/ NUMBER', below image, at center: 'FIRST PRIZE, CENTURY POSTER CONTEST./ [COPYRIGHT 1896 BY THE CENTURY CO./ ELIHU VEDDER,/ F. HOPKINSON SMITH,/ HENRY J. HARDENBERGH,/ JUDGES., lower right corner: 'PRINTED FROM ALUMINUM BY W.B. ORCUTT COMPANY, N.Y.'
Signed lower left corner: 'DESIGNED BY J.C. LEYENDECKER'
Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1872–1955 New York); Donor: Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1872–1955 New York)
Kiehl 131.131
David W. Kiehl, Phillip Dennis Cate, Nancy Finlay American Art Posters of the 1890s in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, including the Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1987, cat. no. 131, p. 131, ill.



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