Lord Peter, I presume?

Leyendecker (1874-1951) is one of my favorite American illustrators, active starting in 1899 – almost the same time as Maxfield Parrish began painting. On my wish list is the latest, gloriously glossy illustrated book on  Leyendecker, by Cutler and Cutler.

Leyendecker, Man reading, 1916

Leyendecker, Man reading, 1916

One online site uses this as an illustration of Lord Peter Wimsey. Sayers began publishing the Wimsey series seven years after this illustration was painted, so that’s just wishful thinking … but the image fits Lord Peter perfectly, doesn’t it?

About Dianne L. Durante

I’m an independent scholar and freelance writer /lecturer on art and art history, with forays into food, history, politics, and publishing. My most recent projects are *Innovators in Sculpture¸* a survey of 5,000 years of art in two hours, and *Monuments of Manhattan,* a videoguide app by Guides Who Know that’s based on my book *Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide.*

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