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    GEORGE PETTY (American, 1894-1975)
    Petty Girl, True magazine cover, May 1945
    Watercolor on board
    23 x 17.5 in.
    Signed lower left

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

    A copy of a letter from Reid Stewart Austin dated January 12, 1990 documenting the sale of painting to Charles Martignette accompanies this lot.

    This painting was reproduced in True magazine, Petty Girl Calendar, June 1947, as well as figure 589 in The Great American Pin-Up by Charles G. Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1996. The published version of the painting was also reproduced on page 125 of Petty by Reid Stewart Austin, Gramercy Books, 1997.


    Condition Report*: Light discoloration/possible surface grime around the extreme edges; scattered pin-holes on the extreme edges; image is in very good condition. Not examined outside of frame. Framed under glass to an overall size of 34 x 28.75 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. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    June, 2012
    27th-28th Wednesday-Thursday
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