1912 "World Series Number" Baseball Magazine Cover Art Study by Gerrit Beneker (1882-1934)
Watercolor on artist's paper emanates from preeminent "Baseball Magazine" cover artist Gerrit Beneker. Stunning preliminary cover art for November of 1912, their special World Series issue. Shows old time radio scoreboard with throngs of cheering fans throwing their atypical straw hats in the air. Measures 7x10" and folded for mailing, o/w EX. Recently discovered original from the hands of Gerrit Beneker (1882-1934), the master illustrator who did covers for a myriad of publications of the early 20th century. He is best known however, for the 30 covers he painted for "Baseball Magazine" during their key formative years of 1911-14. These works defined not only the look and feel of the first ever U.S. baseball monthly magazine, but for baseball illustration art for decades to come.
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