Boris Vallejo (American, b. 1941)
    The City, Ape's Land, paperback cover, 1979
    Oil on board
    28 x 18.25 in. (sight)
    Signed and dated lower right

    This illustration was published as the cover for The City, from The Atlan Saga (Volume 4) by Jane Castell, Pocket Books, 1979. The work was also reproduced in Fantasy Art Techniques by Boris Vallejo, as well as for a Boris collector series card set.

    Other titles for this painting include: Ape's Land and Ape's City.

    A photocertificate of authenticity signed by the artist accompanies this lot, as well as a copy of the paperback cover, a couple of the collector's cards, and a copy of the Fantasy Art Techniques book, all attached verso.

    The artist;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    Condition Report*:

    This work remains in very good condition with no visible issues; not examined outside of frame; matted and framed under glass to 41.75 x 33.5

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