Oct 15, 2020 - Sale 2547

Sale 2547 - Lot 115

Price Realized: $ 21,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000

JOHN HELD, JR. (1889-1958)


42x28 inches, 106 3/4x71 cm. Andrew H. Kellog Co., New York.
Condition B+: extensive expert overpainting in margins and outer border; expertly-repaired tears, some into image and text; small spot in left image.

A bird's-eye view of a town and port on this small island off the Massachusetts coast. The inset at the top reflects Nantucket's history and former glory as "The Whaling Capital of the World." John Held Jr., was one of the top cartoonists in the 1920s and 1930s and was a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Redbook and other popular magazines. His flapper girls were a tremendous sensation, becoming the visual epitomization of the roaring 20s.