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    Dean Cornwell (American, 1892-1960)
    "'Gad,' said Heseltine to Peril, 'If the doctor can only keep me going long enough,'" The Garden of Peril, Cosmopolitan Magazine interior illustration, April 1923
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Dean / Corn / Well 23

    PROPERTY FROM THE SORDONI COLLECTION

    PROVENANCE:
    American Illustrators Gallery, New York;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, "Selections from the Sordoni Collection: American Illustration & Comic Art," April 7-May 20, 2018.

    LITERATURE:
    C. Stockley, "The Garden of Peril," Cosmopolitan, New York, April 1923, p. 23, illustrated;
    C. Stockley, The Garden of Peril: A Story of the African Veld, New York, 1924, p. 19, illustrated;
    P.J. Broder, Dean Cornwell: The Dean of Illustrators, New York, 1978, p. 48, illustrated;
    S.I. Grand, Selections from the Sordoni Collection: American Illustration & Comic Art, exhibition catalogue, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 2018, pp. 28-29, 135, no. 7, 10, illustrated.




    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; a few scattered areas of minor craquelure; under UV light, there appears to be 3 small spots of inpaint in upper right quadrant at edge; 3 approx. 1 x 2 inch repairs to lower right quadrant, 2 in wheel and 1 in figure’s shirt by wheel.
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    May, 2019
    3rd Friday
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