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    Dean Cornwell (American, 1892-1960)
    The Fight At Minowa, The Robe back endpapers, 1947
    Oil on canvas
    34 x 45-1/2 inches (86.4 x 115.6 cm)
    Signed lower left: Dean Cornwell

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Estate of the above;
    Charles Martignette, acquired from the above;
    Estate of the above;
    Heritage Auctions, Dallas, July 15, 2009, lot 87103;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, "Dean Cornwell: Painter as illustrator," November 5, 1978-January 5, 1979, no. 30;
    Society of Illustrators, New York, 2001.

    LITERATURE:
    L.C. Douglas, The Robe, Boston, Massachusetts, 1947, illustrated as interior back cover;
    The Robe, A Twentieth Century-Fox CinemaScope Production pamphlet, New York, 1953, p. 2, illustrated;
    Dean Cornwell: Painter as illustrator, exhibition catalogue, Columbia, Missouri, 1978, n.p., no. 30, illustrated;
    P.J. Broder, Dean Cornwell: Dean of Illustrators, New York, 1978, n.p., no. 164, illustrated;
    D. Zimmer, The Art of Dean Cornwell, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2016, pp. 122-23, illustrated.

    A copy of each book, pamphlet, and catalogue listed in the literature citation, as well as a DVD copy of the film, accompanies this lot.

    We would like to thank James Gurney, famed author and illustrator, for allowing us to share the below video:


    More information about Dean Cornwell, also known as Cornwell, Dean, Dean Cornwell.

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    November, 2019
    1st Friday
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