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McCLELLAND BARCLAY. Royal Crown Ginger Ale. Oil on canvas. 1016x762 mm; 40x30 inches. Signed in image (along model's left ankle). Glue remnant on recto (where camera-ready text was placed), mounted on original stretcher in contemporary wood frame (scuffed). Circa 1943. Ex-collection Victor Burns, Art Director for Royal Crown Cola.
The pretty beach-ready redhead is pictured here wearing a sea green bathing suit to match the hue of the soda bottle she is about to drink. This canvas was among the artist's last works. He was Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy and was reported missing when the [ship] he was aboard was torpedoed on July 18, 1943.