June 1912 "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 June of 1912, with Dead Ball Era player concentrating on making the catch, 7x10". Folded for mailing, o/w EX. Original cover shown here but not included in the lot. 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. Comes with the very issue it was used to create in the lot. Issue is about VG.
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