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Eugenie M. Wireman (Philadelphia, 1874-1961)
Christmas Morning (December 1908)
The original oil painting on artist's board depicting Children on Christmas morning is signed lower left front and retains the original publisher's label verso for St. Nicholas Magazine volume 36, issue number 2, December 1908.

Eugenie Wireman was an accomplished free-lance artist whose work illustrated the covers of not only St. Nicholas Magazine, but also The Saturday Evening Post, Lady's Home Journal, Collier's, Woman's Home Companion, The Country Gentleman and others. Her Christmas covers with children are especially prized.

Eugenie 'Jenny' Wireman studied for a short time abroad and later with the legendary Brandywine School instructor Howard Pyle, as did N.C. Wyeth and Jessie Wilcox Smith. Ms. Wireman flourished in the early 20th century at a time when female artists faced challenges making a living as an artist.
Sheet measures 21.25 x 20.75 inches.
Very good professionally restored condition, no chips, scratches of losses, minor inpainting as shown in the images.
Provenance: This, and another work by Eugenie Wireman, was found roadside 60 years ago and held in the same family since that time, as related in a 2014 taping of The Antiques Roadshow.
$3,000 - $5,000

SOLD - $11,000

Sold Price does not include Buyer's Premium

in our Early Fall Gallery Auction

on Friday, September 23rd 2022