Jan 28, 2016 - Sale 2403

Sale 2403 - Lot 158

Price Realized: $ 1,040
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
"Barry Beech-Nut." Oil on canvas. 457x419 mm; 18x16 1/2 inches. Signed, lower right and dated 1913. Nailed to original stretcher with remnants of original (or contemporary) Beech-Nut packing label from Canajoharie, New York and framed. Dampstaining visible on verso along bottom of image, repair with patch to upper left.

Additional Details

Cushman Parker created over 30 advertisements for the Beech-Nut company of Canajoharie, N.Y. in the teens and 1920s featuring rosy-cheeked children enjoying their various products. His original artworks for them were nearly identical in style to the tow-headed sailor boy on this canvas: a child whose name began with an alliterative Beech-Nut "B" against a plain white background that was camera-ready for text.