May 09, 2024 - Sale 2668

Sale 2668 - Lot 20

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000


[FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER]. Gouache maquette for magazine cover. Circa 1900.

19¾x13¼ inches, 50¼x33¾ cm.
Condition A / A-: minor abrasions at edges and in image; gouache, ink and pencil on thick paper; staining on verso.

Loveday was a Chicago artist who illustrated magazine covers, designed fashion advertisements for Continental Tailoring Company of Chicago, and created images of the American West. Here, a fashionable, young athlete keeps her eye on the tennis ball as she holds up her racket to return a shot.