Nov 14, 2019 - Sale 2524

Sale 2524 - Lot 159

Price Realized: $ 7,500
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
PAUL PROEHL (1887-1965) CHICAGO FOR THE TOURIST / ILLINOIS CENTRAL. 1925.
41 3/4x28 1/4 inches, 106x71 3/4 cm. Magill Weinsheimer Co., Chicago.
Condition B+: small replaced loss in lower left corner; repaired tears at edges, some slightly into image; repaired tears and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds.
Proehl, trained as an architect, became a prominent illustrator and advertising artist. This is one in a series of stylish posters he created for the Illinois Central Railroad, all of which prominently featured beautiful young women. In addition to his posters, he also designed calendars for the Chicago and Northwestern Railway company. rare. We could find only one other copy at auction in the last 20 years....