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DescriptionAustin Briggs (American, 1909-1973)
The Counterfeiter's Knife, The Saturday Evening Post interior illustration, February 14, 1961
Gouache and tempera on Masonite
15 x 18-1/2 inches (38.1 x 47.0 cm)
Signed upper left
Counterfeit for Murder is a Nero Wolfe mystery novella by Rex Stout, first serialized as "The Counterfeiter's Knife" in three issues of The Saturday Evening Post (January 14, 21 and 28, 1961). It first appeared in book form in the short-story collection, Homicide Trinity, Viking Press, 1962. This illustration was also published as an interior illustration in the book, The Illustrator in America: 1860-2000 by Walt Reed, Watson Guptill, 2001.
Estimate: $500 - $700.
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