Frank Street 1893-1944 Original Magazine Cover Illustration of George Washington

Frank Street, American Illustrator 1893-1944

Offered is this fantastic original Cover Illustration by well known New York artist/ illustrator Frank Street. This piece is on artist's illustration board in rich, dazzling color. I'm not sure if the medium is oil, acrylic, casein or mixed media as my internet research shows he used them all.

This piece is a magazine cover illustration as is clearly indicated in a pencil notation on the artist board. It reads Feb- cover on the upper right margin. The publication is unknown to us.

Background- The expansion of computer generated imagery and significant reductions in print media, advertising and book illustration, has made vintage hand painted figural illustration by well known artists very collectable. Here's a chance to own a beautiful guaranteed original and authentic illustration by a highly regarded American illustrator of the first half of the 20th century.

The Painting- The description of the subject, George Washington weighing gold, was my understanding when I acquired the piece. But over time I began to wonder if old George would be portrayed in a red coat. Also, I don't think that looks like gold he's weighing. Perhaps this is not George at all. Could it be a portrayal of a loyalist to the king measuring tea? After all, tea was worth it's weight
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