Robert Blum's Great Decorative Painting in January Scribner's
Date: 1895
Medium: Commercial lithograph
Dimensions: sheet: 17 1/4 × 12 1/2 in. (43.8 × 31.8 cm)
Illustration Citation: Advertisement for Scribner's, January 1896
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Marshall Cole, 1973
Object Number: 1973-91
About: The poster depicts the artist Robert Blum, the subject of The Century's main article of the month. Although William Sergeant Kendall was primarily a painter and teacher, he created a number of posters, including three for Scribner's. Kendall lettered the posters himself, replacing the magazine's usual masthead. One critic described Kendall's pared-down figures as "telegraph utterance, short, nervous, incisive, spoken with a dash and go..."
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