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    DEAN CORNWELL (American, 1892-1960)
    The Beautiful Mid-Wife, the Baby, and the Beautiful Mother, Good Housekeeping illustration, September 1923
    Oil on canvas
    39.5 x 30 in.
    Initialed lower right
    This piece appeared as an illustration in I. A. R. Wylie's short story, The Perfect Marriage. This piece was also reproduced on page 98 of Dean Cornwell, Dean of Illustrators by Patricia Broder, Balance House, 1978.

    "River's-end heard and did not believe. And then it had to believe. Mrs. Franklin was living in Tatbury -- in a miner's cottage, nursing, organizing, running cheek by jowl with a vulgar demagogue. 'She has forgotten her husband already.' they said. Only Mrs. Elliot stood up for her. 'No, no -- it's her way of remembering,' she pleaded."

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.


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



    Condition Report*: Extensive inpainting to the beems of the ceiling, small area of strengthening to seated woman's hair, moderate strengthening to the bottom dresser drawer and lower regions of painting.  Framed dimensions: 47 x 37
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    18th Thursday
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