Oil on canvas story illustration painting, unsigned but attributed to Robert McCaig (American, 20th century), originally published in the Saturday Evening Post, 1917, depicting a young courting couple in 18th century dress in a wooded setting, the man bending to kiss the woman's hands and press them against his face. Ink inscriptions en verso: "She flushed suddenly and put out her hands. He caught them and pressed them against his face / The Long Carry / Molly S.". Housed in a carved gilt wood frame. Sight – 20 1/2" H x 26 1/2" W. Framed – 24 3/4" H x 30 5/8" W. Early 20th century. Note: This illustration was originally published in the October 20, 1917 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, in the short story "The Long Carry" by Mary Brecht Pulver. CONDITION: Craquelure, areas of paint loss, largest 1/8". Three areas of repair, largest 1 1/4", with inpainting.
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