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    MARGARET BRUNDAGE (American, 1900-1976)
    A Rival from the Grave, Weird Tales cover illustration, January 1936
    Pastel and mixed media on board
    20 x 13.5 in.
    Signed lower right

    This cover scene for Seabury Quinn's eerie tale A Rival from the Grave is perhaps the most well-known image by Brundage, and her iconic Weird Tales covers are incredibly rare. Margaret Brundage's appeal transcends that of most pulp artists. Fantasy historian Forrest J. Ackerman summed up her allure when he enthused, "Margaret Brundage, with her titillating pulchrinudes on the covers of Weird Tales: naked ladies being sacrificed, semiclad heroes being menaced by all manner of monstrous beings -- Wow."

    From the Estate of John McLaughlin.


    Condition Report*: Small loss to surface in upper left corner; minor frame abrasion to left  and top edges; otherwise this lot is in good condition with normal wear commensurate with age; not examined outside of frame.  Framed to an overall size of 26 x 19.5 in.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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