Dec 14, 2017 - Sale 2465

Sale 2465 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
"Cadillac Fleetwood Transformable Town Cabriolet." Catalogue advertisement for Cadillac Motor Car Company, 1927. Pen, ink, watercolor, and correction fluid on board with several small collaged elements. 508x349 mm; 20x13 3/4 inches, on 20 3/4x14 1/2-inch board. Signed "T.M.C." in lower left image.

Additional Details

Cleland (1880-1964) was a self-taught book designer and publisher who launched his career at 16 out of his basement. At age 20, he moved to Boston and honed his skills under the imprint Cornhill Press and was mentored by D.B. Updike of Merrymount Press. Cleland eventually went on to work for McClure's magazine, the Locomobile Company of America, the Westvaco Corporation, the Cadillac Motor Car Company, and Fortune Magazine. Throughout his career, he continued to illustrate the fine press editions for which he is most remembered today.