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    Mead Schaeffer (American, 1898-1980)
    Captain Blood, Blood Money, The American Magazine interior story illustration, July 1936
    Oil on canvas
    32 x 23 inches (81.3 x 58.4 cm)
    Signed lower right: Mead Schaeffer

    PROPERTY FROM THE SORDONI COLLECTION

    PROVENANCE:
    Phillips 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:
    W. and R. Reed, Illustrator in America: 1880-1980, A Century of Illustration, New York, 1984, p. 199, illustrated;
    W. Reed, Harvey Dunn: Illustrator and Painter of the Pioneer West, Santa Cruz, California, 2010, p. 225, illustrated;
    S.I. Grand, Selections from the Sordoni Collection: American Illustration & Comic Art, exhibition catalogue, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 2018, p. 155, no. 66, illustrated.




    Condition Report*: Relined canvas; scattered spots of in-paint to the background, most noticeable upon UV inspection.
    Framed Dimensions 36 X 28 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    July, 2020
    1st Wednesday
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