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    Dean Cornwell (American, 1892-1960)
    One Night in Venice, Hearst International magazine interior illustration, 1922
    Oil on canvas
    26 x 46 inches (66.0 x 116.8 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: Dean Cornwell / 22

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JEANNE CLOSUIT LONG, HOUSTON, TEXAS

    LITERATURE:
    P.J. Broder, Dean Cornwell Dean of Illustrators, Portland, Oregon, 2000, p. 42, illustrated.

    "'Perhaps it was caprice ... I do not know,' said the Contessa softly. 'But when I passed into this gondola alone with you tonight -- you who no one know -- I did what is in my world unforgivable.'" - F. Britten Austin, "One Night in Venice" Hearst's International, 1922


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

    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; craquelure throughout; a few small spots of in-paint, most notably one spot above the signature; slight yellowing to the varnish; one small spot of loss along the lower edge.
    Framed Dimensions 32.5 X 52.5 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    July, 2020
    1st Wednesday
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