Queen Maeve - Fantasy & Legend Greeting Card

$6.00 USD
SKU: 02752B

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In 1907, President Teddy Roosevelt vividly described Queen Maeve as "brave and beautiful, with her white face and yellow hair, terrible in her battle chariot as she drove at full speed into the press of fighting men. Her virtues were those of a warlike barbarian king, and she claimed the same large liberty in morals." This detailed depiction was inspired by his own Celtic lineage and his essay on Irish Celtic Sagas, which he wrote for The Century Magazine. J.C. Leyendecker rendered her image to accompany the essay, capturing the essence of her name: "she who intoxicates." See this image as an art print!

Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) was a renowned American illustrator, best known for his iconic cover illustrations for magazines of note. Born in Montabaur, Germany, he immigrated to the United States with his family and settled in Chicago. His artistic talents were evident from a young age, and he pursued formal training at the Art Institute of Chicago. His breakthrough came when he was just 22 years old when he received his first commission to create a cover for The Saturday Evening Post. This marked the beginning of a prolific career that spanned decades. Leyendecker was celebrated for his stylish and idealized depictions of American life, which often featured handsome, athletic men and elegant women. His "Arrow Collar Man" advertisements and patriotic World War I posters further solidified his status as one of the leading illustrators of his time. His work has left an indelible mark on American visual culture and continues to influence contemporary art and illustration.

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Product Specs

A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope