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    Howard Pyle (American, 1853-1911)
    Twas A Strange Tale She Had Ended, The Castle of Content, Harper's Monthly Magazine story illustration, August 1903
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 16 inches (61.0 x 40.6 cm)
    Signed lower right: HPyle
    Inscribed indistinctly on the reverse: 3 color Press / [...] / The Castle of Content / Her voice crackled like burning / timber.

    Property From the Collection of the Late Mort Walker

    P.P. Davis, Howard Pyle, His Life--His Work, New Castle, Delaware, 2004, p. 456, illustrated.

    More information about Howard Pyle, also known as Pyle, Howard, .

    Condition Report*: lined canvas. Under UV exam, there appear to be a few spots of inpaint including: 1 1/2 x 1/2 inch vertical spot of inpaint along the right edge in the lower right quadrant; and a few scattered tiny dots and dashes. Fine, hairline craquelure throughout. Mild surface dust.
    Framed Dimensions 30 X 22 Inches
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    November, 2021
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