item 246 - Untitled ("The big game coat"), undated

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US NNFIT SC.187.1.246


Untitled ("The big game coat"), undated


  • 2001 (Acquisition)
  • undated (Creation)

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16 x 27 inches. Brush drawing.

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Robert Herrmann and his wife Bertha were fashion illustrators in the 1950’s for Lord & Taylor. The richly detailed and highly realistic reproduction of men’s wear were created using watercolor and guache as well as other mediums. They also had the unique ability to use pen or brush using strong outlines - a technique that "perfectly accentuates fashion’s shape and form." Their work is largely credited with establishing the Lord & Taylor signature look which was featured in full page newspaper ads accompanied by the famous script logo

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Paulin, Frank and Paulin, Marie, 2001

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Five males in outerwear. "The big game coat;" Black and white: brush and wash; Signed lower left; Client Lord & Taylor

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  • English

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  • Latin

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