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    MEAD SCHAEFFER (American, 1898-1980)
    The Wings of the Morning, interior book illustration, circa 1924
    Oil on canvas
    38 x 30 inches (96.5 x 76.2 cm)

    The present work was published as the back dustjacket as well as an interior illustration in later editions of The Wings of the Morning by Louis Tracy.

    This lot is accompanied by copies of the 1903 and 1924 editions of the book, as well as an original advertisement from The Saturday Evening Post, dated November 7, 1903.


    Condition Report*: Lined canvas; under UV exam, there appear to be scattered spots of minor inpainting along top and bottom extreme edges, an approx. 7 x 11 inches triangular area of possibly cosmetic inpainting in sand along right edge and water's edge in upper right quadrant, a 1 x 1-1/2 inch spot in sand above fallen figure's left knee in lower right quadrant, as well as a couple small dots near far right bottom edge, multiple spots in lower left quadrant, the largest being approx. quarter-size, and several minor flecks in standing man's beard and right arm. Framed Dimensions 41.5 X 33.5 Inches
    *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. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    November, 2014
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