Fine pencil, ink and watercolor design for a New Yorker cover. Barbara Shermund.
Fine pencil, ink and watercolor design for a New Yorker cover

Fine New Yorker Cover Design

Fine pencil, ink and watercolor design for a New Yorker cover.

No place: [ca. 1950].

1 vols. 12 1/2" x 9 1/2"; in an archival mat, overall dimensions 18" x 15" Fine New Yorker Cover Design. On medium-weight art paper, fine condition. Item #12776

Although this is a preparatory drawing, it is a well-rendered, lively, and highly decorative image, consisting of a montage of fall motifs: colorful foliage, spacious skies, amber grain, purple mountains, fruited plains, a church, a silo, a school complete with child, tourist directions, with "The New Yorker" lettered at the top and a vertical border of grapes at the left edge. Although not used as a cover, this delightful design would have made a wonderful one. One the verso of the drawing is a portion of an ink sketch of a mother, daughter, and lady visitor in a living room.

Barbara Shermund, a talented artist, did a number of cartoon drawings for popular magazines. Along with Helen Hokinson and Mary Petty, she was also one of the few female artists to work extensively for The New Yorker.

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