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Publisher    James Lee [Chicago, IL]. (1911).

Seller ID   92-0889

Chromolithograph. 11 5/8' x 15 3/4'. Image of Jesus holding a lamb and a staff amid sheep. Lower left corner has 'The Lord is My Shepherd' in large ornate orange Letters outlined in yellow. Marked only 'Copyright 1911 By James Lee, Chicago, Ill.' Print is mounted on acid-free board covered by ordinary cardboard. The artist responsible for this work is unknown; however, it predates and is almost identical to Alton Tobey's (1914 - 2005) later painting commissioned by The Franklin Mint except his reverses the colors in Jesus' robes, adds more detail in the far background and near foreground, eliminates the black sheep and the halo around Jesus' head. Another version, also later and by an unknown artist, shows Jesus in a white robe along with other changes. James Lee's prints were very popular during the early 20th C. The little known about him can be gleaned from census records, which show that he was born in England and in 1892 he emigrated to the U.S. from Canada, where he had been a wholesale grocer. He was not listed in the 1900 U.S. census, but in 1910 he lived in La Grange, Cook Co., IL with his wife Georgia and two children. James listed himself as President of a picture & post cards business, while the son was listed as a director of the same business. The 1920 census places the family in Lyons, Cook Co. He lists his occupation as picture frames. By 1930, Georgia is listed as a widow living with son James in Lyons where he is the Vice President of a novelty company. The print has areas of very faint creasing noticeable only on close inspection o/w Fine. The gold-painted, wooden frame has moderate signs of use due to scuffs & scratches. Please email regarding shipping costs before you order.

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Price = 25.00 USD

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