Lot 141
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Joseph Christian Leyendecker

40,000 - 60,000 USD
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  • Joseph Christian Leyendecker
  • Hailing You for the U.S. Navy
  • signed JCLeyendecker (lower right)
  • oil on canvas
  • 40 by 28 inches
  • (101.6 by 71.1 cm)
  • Painted in 1918.


Sale: Sotheby's New York, December 2, 1982, lot 128
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner


Michael Schau, J.C. Leyendecker, New York, 1974, p. 77, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

This painting was used as the illustration for a 1918 U.S. Navy recruiting poster.

Born into a wealthy family in Milwaukee, Stanley J. Seeger (1930-2011) became one of the world’s most prolific and private collectors, acquiring magnificent works in numerous fields from paintings by Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns and Francis Bacon, to books by Joseph Conrad and an original manuscript of Citizen Kane.  Beginning with the spectacular sale of his 88 Picasso works in 1992, Sotheby’s has had the privilege of offering most of the collection in a series of remarkably successful sales in New York, London and Milan over the last two decades, most recently,1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of the late Stanley J. Seeger, held on 5 and 6 March 2014.