Wednesday, 19 August 2009

J.C. Leyendecker, The Saturday Evening Post, Easter, 1923

3 comments:

Juliette. said...

How wonderful...haha, that's definitely one of the cooler things I've seen in my life.

Mariana said...

It's one of the most popular images on my flickr! It just doesn't seem very Easter-y to me. With the little cupid and all, it seems more like a Valentine's Day image.

Susan said...

JC Leyender is credited with creating the Baby New Year. Which means that for the Evening Post magazine, the nude baby would appear to signal a new yr.
My understanding is that a 'new yr' meant a new yr for the magazine, not a secular new yr... and perhaps that fell at Easter. That's my guess.
A bit muddled - but a brilliant illustration from Leyendecker.