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    DEAN CORNWELL (American, 1892-1960)
    The Lady Said Good-by, The American Magazine story illustration, 1942
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 30 in.
    Initialed and dated lower left

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

    This is a beautifully dramatic example of Cornwell's story illustration work, done for "The Lady Said Good-by" by D.D. Beauchamp, published in The American Magazine, February 1942: "Jane watched him steadily, but made no protest at his leaving."

    The painting was reproduced on page 113 of Dean Cornwell: Dean of Illustrators by Patricia Janis Broder, Collector's Press, 2000, as well as on page 79 of Forty Illustrators and How They Work by Ernest W. Watson, Watson-Guptill, 1946 in the section on Dean Cornwell, "An Unusual Case History of a Dean Cornwell Illustration," which traces the history and creation of the painting, showing several early alternate versions and preliminary drawings as well as the final published image.

    This lot is accompanied by the printed version of the artwork.


    Condition Report*:

    Canvas is slightly loose on stretcher; scattered pin-joles in the uper left quadrant and upper central area; otherwise in goood condition. Framed to an overall size of 41.25 x 35.5 inches.

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