Wednesday, 19 August 2009

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


Juliette. said...

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

M 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.

KRIEG 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.