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    Dean Cornwell (American, 1892-1960)
    The Big Fisherman, book illustration, 1952
    Oil on canvas
    34-1/4 x 45 inches (87.0 x 114.3 cm)
    Signed lower right: Dean / Cornwell

    PROPERTY FROM A TEXAS ESTATE

    PROVENANCE:
    Charles Martignette;
    Estate of the above;
    Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, February 18, 2010, lot 87106;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    LITERATURE:
    L.C. Douglas, The Big Fisherman, Boston, Massachusetts, 1952;
    P. Broder, Dean Cornwell: Dean of Illustrators, New York, 2000, illustrated as the cover.


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

    Condition Report*: Unlined canvas; faint stretcher bar mark along top edge and minor frame wear; small flakes of loss in sky and one in mountain near left edge with corresponding inpainting visible in raking light; under UV light, there appears to be scattered touches of inpaint due to loss in sky as well as a few small touches in female figure's hair.   Framed Dimensions 41.75 X 53 Inches
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