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NOT Mead Schaeffer (NOT MS)
1.) A decent illustration which is signed.
Does anyone recognize the signature?
|May 1931 Packard ad - signed lower right by ???|
2.) This is easily one of the worst of the historical Packard ads, possibly by the same unidentified artist of the previous ad, marred by all the same faults (note how the figure on the far left has his face artfully hidden).
An illustration bereft of all qualities that are Mead Schaeffer.
|November 1929 Packard ad - artist unkown|
The following ad may be by the same artist. It bears the studio mark of The Burleigh Withers Company. To my knowledge Mead Schaeffer was never associated with them.
|signed with The Burleigh Withers Company studio mark lower left|
|The Burleigh Withers Company - Advertising Illustrators|
3,4.) Both of these are clearly by the same hand, an artist superior to the unknown of 1 and 2.
They are NOT Mead Schaeffer's.
|1931 Ad Packard ; Taj Mahal Shah - Matt Clark (attributed)|
I attribute them to Matt Clark, but if you wish to say Benton, by all means do so.
|1931 Packard Ad - Matt Clark (attributed)|
Note the pose of the ruler in each of these Matt Clark's,
|1931 Packard ad ; Imperial Chinese Dynasty ; signed Matt Clark|
I like to think that he was inspired by the master Harvey Dunn.
|DUCO "Fools!" said Cyrus, "Do You Not Know Horses Fear Camels?" - November 1928 Harvey DUNN|
5.) So close but still not MS. This is also a Matt Clark.
|1931-6 Packard ad featuring Matt Clark art (unsigned or cropped). SEP 6 June 1931|
A signed Matt Clark for comparison.
|October 1930 Packard Ad - signed Matt Clark|
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