Lot 86 of 420:
1942 calendar with color print by Harold Von Schmidt  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$480
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
1942 Wells Fargo wall calendar featuring large color print by Harold Von Schmidt
Author:
Von Schmidt, Harold
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Wells Fargo Bank and Union Trust Co.
Date:
1942
Description:

Framed (with Plexiglas) oversized wall calendar, 95x64 cm (37½x24½"), with color print 49x49 cm (19½x19½"). With frame: 104x79 cm (45x31").

1942 Wells Fargo wall calendar featuring a large color print from a painting by Harold Von Schmidt, titled Christmas Eve in the High Sierra, featuring "The Wells Fargo agent at a lonely mountain-station greeting one of the Wells Fargo overland stage-coaches."  The painting is dated 1923. Harold Von Schmidt was a popular California illustrator, who specialized in magazine interior illustrations.  His work primarily appeared in Collier's Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Liberty, The Saturday Evening Post, and Sunset. He produced 60 illustrations for a deluxe copy of Willa Cather's Death comes for the Archbishop in 1948.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Light wear to frame; calendar with light wear with some visible creasing; very good.
 
Item number:
285772
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