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

    Estate of John McLaughlin;
    Heritage Auctions, August 17, 2010, lot 78040;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    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."

    Condition Report*: Small loss to surface in upper left corner; minor frame abrasion to left  and top edges; very minor rubbing; not examined outside of frame.  Framed to an overall size of 27.5 x 21 in. 
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    April, 2018
    24th Tuesday
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