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    MEAD SCHAEFFER (American, 1898-1980)
    Two Men Dueling with Swords (diptych), Ladies' Home Journal story illustration, 1932
    Oil on canvas, each
    30 x 32 inches (76.2 x 81.3 cm), each

    PROVENANCE:
    Illustration House, Inc., New York, December 2, 2006, lot 134.

    Two Men Dueling with Swords was painted for a short story titled "Wanton Mally" by Booth Tarkington, published in Ladies' Home Journal, April 1932 with the caption: "'She did all to Please You' Chedlowe cried, 'and now here's the end o't.'"

    The present work is accompanied by a photocopy of the 1932 short story.


    Condition Report*: Lined canvas; light craquelure around the figures and swords; under UV exam, the entire negative space appears to fluoresce, as well as scattered spots throughout both figures. Framed Dimensions 37 X 71.625 Inches
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