Cover for Harper's Weekly, September 9, 1909
Date: 1909
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm) frame: 31 1/2 × 25 1/2 in. (80 × 64.8 cm)
Illustration Citation: Cover of Harper's Weekly, September 9, 1909
Credit Line: Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial Fund, 1976
Object Number: 1976-81
About: Born in California, Percy Ivory specialized in Western scenes. This cover captures a popular view of the American West, already the locale of sentimental myth by 1909. The implied romance of the moment, the smitten cowboy, and the pristinely-white blouse of the Gibson-Girl-like woman are typical of the glamorized veil cast over what was often a hardscrabble life.
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