Original Cream Of Wheat Illustration Art Edward Brewer Painting The Connoisseurs For Sale
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Item : A preliminary thumbnail mixed medium painting on illustration board - a well conceived preliminary painting for the 1916 magazine published advertisement titled The Connoisseurs. This is a really charming detailed work that is not much different from the original published ad.
Measures 6 1/2" by 9 1/2"
CONDITION: This original antique circa 1916 preliminary painting is in good perhaps very good condition with scuffing, rubbing, soiling and losses. That said it is rare that this has survived at all and it is quite presentable as seen.
Here are a few views of this estate ephemera below for reference
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Original Cream Of Wheat Illustration Art Edward Brewer Painting The Connoisseurs: $138