Cover for The Saturday Evening Post, October 2, 1920
Medium: Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on illustration board
Dimensions: 19 × 16 in. (48.3 × 40.6 cm)
frame: 25 3/8 × 20 3/8 in. (64.5 × 51.8 cm)
Illustration Citation: Cover for The Saturday Evening Post, October 2, 1920
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 1988
About: Established by 1910 as a major avertising artist, C. Coles Phillips was also brought his ideal of the fashionable and resourceful "modern woman" to his magazine covers. This cover is an example of the interaction of advertising imagery and magazine cover art. Phillips created many ads for Holeproof Hosiery, featuring women displaying their flawless stockings. Here, a similarly posed model must deal instead with impromptu repairs.
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