Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 154

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000

GRACE DRAYTON (1877-1936)

Campbell's Soup Girl.

Illustration for the F. Wallace Armstrong Company, March 5, 1935. Watercolor, ink, and gouache on illustration board. 180x170 mm; 7x6 3/4 inches, on 14 1/4x11-inch sheet. Tipped to matte.

Provenance: Kendra Krienke; private collection, Maine.

Grace G. Drayton was one of the most successful women illustrators of her generation. She studied with painter Robert Henri and became a freelance artist in 1895. She contributed to books, magazines and advertising campaigns, most notably for Campbell's Soup, creating the ubiquitous Campbell Kids. She was one of the first and accomplished women to draw syndicated newspaper comic strips, and contributed the monthly "Dolly Dingle" paper dolls in Pictorial Review. She married Theodore Wiedersham in 1911; and after divorcing him in 1911, she wed William Drayton. and kept his name despite taking a third husband..