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RR Auction James Montgomery Flagg Original artwork

RR Auction James Montgomery Flagg

American artist and illustrator (1877–1960) best known for his iconic image of Uncle Sam saying ‘I Want You’ on a World War I recruiting poster. Fantastic original pencil and watercolor self-portrait of Flagg hunched over an easel with a young onlooker, on a 6 x 8.5 off-white sheet, signed and inscribed at the top in black ink, “To Mrs Baleria, from James Montgomery Flagg, Aug. 2/49.” In fine condition, with a central vertical fold, light toning to the borders, and some rippling along the right edge. While quick ink self-portraits of Flagg are relatively common, this is the first watercolor we have offered of the artist depicting himself at work. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.


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