1954 Original Lithograph Ruth Reeves Nude Woman Art Lane Bryant Fashion AEF4

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This is an original 1954 four-color lithograph by Ruth Reeves for Land Bryant. Limited Edition Original Lithograph 896/2000.

This is not a lithograph "after" the artist. This lithograph was created by the original artist on the lithograph plate, and is, therefore, a true original lithograph.

Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original lithographs by some of the premier graphic artists of the 1950's. These lithographs were produced for an annual art event in the 1950's for local businesses and major corporations largely based in New York. Historically important for corporate archivists, these are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. The original lithographs were produced in only one edition, and included just 2,000. These lithographs are perhaps the most unique, rare, important advertising collectibles that exist for businesses and corporations.

CONDITION

This 57+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is another lithograph on the verso of this print. There is also a crease along the top of this litho, hence the price versus $750.00.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.75 x 12 inches; 22 x 30 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Reeves, Ruth. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Ruth Reeves

Ruth Reeves (1892-1966) was a painter, designer and teacher, and is best known for her textiles and wall hangings in the Mount Vernon public library in New York, and at the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, England. Her textiles, which were usually of cubist musical instruments, were also displayed at the Radio City Music Hall of New York. Reeves attended school at the Art Students League of New York, the Pratt Institute of Art, and at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Keywords specific to this image: Headdress, Headpiece, Artists Equity Association, Retail Store, Shopping, Artist Material Association

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