DEAN CORNWELL (American, 1892-1960)
    The Desert Healer, Cosmopolitan magazine story illustration, November 1922
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 30 in.
    Signed lower right

    This lushly painted masterpiece from Cornwell's peak period illustrates a dramatic scene from E.M. Hull's story The Desert Healer. Caption in the printed version reads: "Don't make a tragedy out of it!" cried Lord Geradine angrily. "We're married and there's an end of it."

    Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, "Southern California Artists: 1890-1940", July 10-August 28, 1979 (label verso).

    Condition Report*:

    Presents very well overall. Wax-lined canvas; stretcher crease visible on the top edge and are faintly visible on the left and right vertical edges; minor light craquelure on the man's shirt. UV examination reveals scattered minor inpaint on the extreme edges and a 1x1-inch area on the bottom left qaudrant. Framed to an overall size of 45.5 x 39.25 inches.

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