Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000


"He would sit and talk and laugh with them on the piazza."

Illustration for the story "A Successful Wife" published anonymously in Everybody's magazine, April 1910, page 493 and then later as "A Successful Wife: A Story" under the (possibly pseudonymous) name G. Dorset by Harper & Brothers, 1910. Graphite, pen, and ink on board. 483x660 mm; 19x26 inches. Signed "James Montgomery Flagg" in lower right margin. Matted and framed to 26x32.

Flagg's charming illustration for this story about the modern woman of the day. It touched upon the increasing divorce rates of the time, and of women who stay in a poor marriage versus those who have the courage to escape, rather than struggling to make a "success" of it.