C. Allan GIlbert, 1908. 1st Edition. Single Sheet. Atlas Folio - over 23 - 25" tall. Very Good / Frame - 20th C. Item #001929
Original Lithograph. Image: 18 1/2" x 26"; frame:24" x 33". In mid-20th century wood frame, with acrylic glaze. Dominant colors are blue, brown, gold, flesh, white and sky blue. Shows an art nouveau woman, in naval overcoat, in profile, with the navy symbols of anchors and propeller behind her. The propeller has written on its blades " '11, USNA". An eagle sits atop the symbol. *** Charles Allan Gilbert (1873-1929) was a well-known illustrator, perhaps best known for his early work titled ALL IS VANITY, a double image of a woman admiring herself in a mirror, which, when viewed from a distance appears to be a skull. Gilbert drew VANITY as an 18 year old art student, eventually selling it 10 years later in 1902, to LIFE. He then was an established artist, drawing covers for various magazines, like LADIES HOME JOURNAL, etc. This work, THE NAVY GIRL, was used by the US Naval Academy's cadets for their class of 1911 as a Christmas card.