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Lot 1169
WILLIAM H. LISTER (AMERICAN, B.1866) BEER ADVERTISING ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION, oil on canvas laid on board, featuring a jovial, ruddy-faced fellow in tuxedo holding a glass of beer aloft, applied printed cut-out plate of food on the counter-top in front of him, signed and inscribed verso "W. H. Lister / Orchard Way, Wayne, PA", printed label for "The Wolf Company" in Philadelphia applied verso. Unframed. Circa 1940. 28" x 20".
Very good overall condition with minor abrasions and areas of discoloration.
Provenance: From the private collection of Gary and Dr. Joy Graham, Winchester, VA.
Catalogue Note: Born in Philadelphia, illustrator William H. Lister studied with Howard Pyle and was a member of the Sketch Club in the city. He appears to have been commissioned by the Wolf Company, likely a beverage enterprise in Philadelphia, to produce illustrations for magazine or newspaper advertisements, the present work being one such example.

Condition

Very good overall condition with minor abrasions and areas of discoloration.

Starting Bid

$50.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

WILLIAM H. LISTER (AMERICAN, B.1866) BEER ADVERTISING

Auction ended on Sat, Feb 17, 2018
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