Bowler, Joseph: illustration for a girl's story
Bowler, Joseph: illustration for a girl's story

Bowler, Joseph: illustration for a girl's story

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Joseph Bowler (b. 1928)

Girl with yellow hat and peacock feathers.

Magazine story illustration: “Peacock On My Shoulder”, Good Housekeeping, July 1956;

Gouache on illus board, 20 x 15.75" signed lower center.

Condition: very good overall: adhesive residue along top edge outside image, 3 spots light foxing (2 upper right, 1 upper left) outside image; matted and framed with UV-filtered plexiglas.

Provenance: The model for the girl was given this original work of art; she was 13 years old at the time this was painted. She was the only previous owner.

The work is accompanied by a photo taken by the artist of the model as she posed for this illustration, but dressed in a busy pattern, which Bowler decided against in the final work.
(Entry and authentication by Roger T. Reed)