Jun 04, 2019 - Sale 2511

Sale 2511 - Lot 90

Price Realized: $ 40,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"Rain on Laundry Day." Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, published June 15, 1940. Oil on unstretched canvas. 508x489 mm; 24x19 1/4 inches. Signed in lower right. Accompanied by a copy of the magazine.

Additional Details

Troop (1917-2016) was only 23 when she sold this painting to the Saturday Evening Post for its June 15, 1940 cover, making her the youngest woman to achieve that coveted professional distinction. Troop was born in Philadelphia and educated at the Moore College of Art. She worked as an illustrator and portraitist well into her 90s. Seventeen of her pencil portraits of famous Americans are in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.