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Illustration Art, Beach, Swim Suits, Critique Magazine, Antique Watercolor, 1915


Beach Scene, Critique Magazine Cover
Perry and Searle Co.: August 1915
Watercolor and gouache on illustration board
13.5 x 10 inches, border
14.5 x 10.5 inches, overall

Original illustration art depicting a smiling couple in early 20th century beach attire standing before a seaside backdrop. A handsome blond young man unfurls a red towel or robe for a young woman in a chic black and yellow bathing costume with matching headscarf and boots. This may have been painted as the original for a catalog, magazine cover, or promotional calendar.

Critique was the house organ of Perry & Searle Co., a printing firm in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning and soiling. Glue residue on edges from original framing, easily matted out.


“New Advertising Literature.” The Printing Art Suggestion Book. Vol. 13, No. 1. February, 1914. p. 14.¬†Online at Google Books.¬† (24 April 2017).


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20th Century