Early 1900s Hunting Girl Original Watercolor by F. Earl Christy
F. Earl Christy was a renowned commercial artist whose works, particularly watercolors, are everywhere. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1882, he attended the Pennsylvania College of Arts from 1905-07. In 1905, his wonderfully successful College Girl postcard series began. This series featured very attractive, beautifully dressed college women posing, in a romanticized way, at various sporting venues, such as football games, and tennis and golf matches, sometimes with new automobiles. His work appeared on vintage magazine covers such as Photoplay and Modern Screen. Later, after the College Girl craze, he tended to paint more mature men and women, often athletes, such as baseball stars, but still was in a romanticized style. This watercolor is framed at 23.5x31.5". It features a beautiful, college-age woman, dressed to the nines in a flowing, red dress. Her attire is glamorous, but not very practical for the hunt. But that is not the point. Christy's work is supposed to be romantic, not realistic. As a hugely successful commercial artist, Christy's work has been in book illustrations, sheet music, china and serving dishes, textiles - just everywhere. This specialty piece watercolor is in Excellent condition. Wonderful work, whose value has stood the test of time.