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    REGINALD HEADE (English, 20th Century)
    Sweetheart With a Wreath, paperback cover, 1953
    Watercolor and gouache on board with paper appliqué
    14.25 x 9.25 in. (sight)
    Signed lower left

    From the Dan Roberts Collection

    This painting, originally depicting a blonde, was published as the cover for Curves Cause Trouble by Gene Ross, Leisure Library #21, 1953. The work was subsequently published as the cover of Sweetheart With a Wreath by Michael Storme, Harborough, 1953, for which the image was manipulated to illustrate a darker haired female in a black tiara.

    A copy of Sweetheart With a Wreath and two copies of Curves Cause Trouble accompany this lot.

    Condition Report*: There appear to be a few spots of water damage near woman's neck, possibly inherent to original painting; some minor abrasions within upper right corner, as well as a very tiny abrasion along the top left extreme edge.  Framed under glass to an overall size of 21.75 x 16.5 inches.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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