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    DEAN CORNWELL (American, 1892-1960)
    The Rendezvous, 1951-1952
    Oil on canvas
    34.25 x 45 in.
    Signed lower right
    This painting is a masterpiece of Dean Cornwell's formal approach from this peak time period, and as such it graced the cover of Dean Cornwell: Dean of Illustrators by Patricia Broder, in the edition published by Collector's Press, 2000.

    This illustration was first published in Lloyd Cassel Douglass's 1952 novel The Big Fisherman.

    "Fara did not smile or speak. Slowly leaving her place she walked with determined steps to the massive table. The audience leaned forward and held its breath wondering what was about to happen. Moving around the table until she faced the King, Fara made a deep bow. Then, to the amazement of everyone, she whipped a little dagger from her belt and deftly drew a red streak diagonally across her left forearm. Bending over the long neglected, unsigned vow of vengeance, she took up the stylus, dipped it in her blood, and wrote FARA."

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

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

    Condition Report*: Original canvas with minorscattered paint losses throughout sky region with corresponding inpainting, sporadic minor paint loss along edges due to frame abrasion, otherwise very good condition.  Framed dimensions: 41.75 x 53"
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    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    18th Thursday
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