No Place Stated: Christie, Howard Chandler, 1918. Christy, Howard Chandler. Original Pastel Art. Matted and Framed. NOTE: AT THE PRESENT TIME, THIS ITEM SHIPS ONLY TO A CONFIRMED ADDRESS WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. OTHER OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IF AGREED TO BY THE SELLER.
An ORIGINAL WORK IN PASTEL by Howard Chandler Christy depicting a World War I [World War One] Soldier on a hospital-style bed being attended by an attractive Nurse in a Red Cross Uniform. The Soldier's right arm is in a sling (with his right hand visible) and the nurse is taking the soldier's pulse with her right hand and appears to be holding a timing device in her left hand in order to measure his heart rate. The soldier appears to be wearing hospital clothing and one sees a medal over his front left chest. There also exists (but is not part of this listing) a poster depicting the same scene. (We have never seen the actual poster, but we have seen an image of it.) Christy (January 10, 1872 – March 3, 1952) was a famed portrait painter whose sitters included presidents, senators, industrialists, movies stars, and socialites. From Wikipedia: "Christy first attracted attention with his realistic illustrations and several articles as a combat artist during the Spanish–American War that included the Battle of Las Guasimas, the Battle of El Caney and the Battle of San Juan Hill, published in Scribner's, Harper's, and Leslie's Weekly magazines, and in Collier's Weekly. Christy gained especial prominence with the series, Men of the Army and Navy, and a portrait of Colonel Roosevelt that appeared on the cover of his Rough Riders series published in Scribner's. These illustrations propelled Christy to national prominence. From this, he decided to turn away from war and painting men in uniform. Instead, he yearned for beauty and created the "Christy Girl", redefining the portrayal of women in America through his illustrations and portraits. He painted patriotic posters for the US Navy and US Marine Corps. He is also known for his illustrations of the works of such as the well-known war correspondent, Richard Harding Davis." The present work of Art is in pastel and resides on a pastel board, the bottom right corner of which is missing. The pastel board is itself affixed to an openable hinged mat which is in turn framed in a gold frame with the image covered in glass. The mat covers the missing corner and the mat opening measures approximately 16 3/4 inches and by 23 inches and the image itself measures approximately 18 inches by 24 inches (less the missing corner). The image shows a tiny indent to the upper left quadrant - not affecting either of the depicted individuals. The frame shows some tiny chips. [Nothing shown in the background of the images included in this listing is for sale.] A wonderful ORIGINAL PASTEL WORK BY THE RENOWNED ARTIST HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY. Very good + or Better. Item #3165