DEAN CORNWELL (American, 1892-1960)
    City of Temptation, story illustration, 1924
    Oil on canvas
    39.5 x 26 in.
    Initialed lower left

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

    This painting was published as an illustration for The City of Temptation by Sir Philip Gibbs, Cosmopolitan magazine, 1924. The painting was also reproduced on page 44 of Dean Cornwell: Dean of Illustrators by Patricia Janis Broder, Collectors Press, 2000.

    "I'm starving' said Wanda harshly to Youssuf Abdul Bey 'And I have an old grandfather who is ill. What will you give me out of charity, with nothing in return, neither smiles nor friendship nor what you call love.'"

    Condition Report*:

    Stretcher creases visible; canvas is buckling; scattered minor craquelure, most notable on railing in between the two figures; scattered inpainting throughout background area; two areas of inpainting on previous horizontal fold marks which includes significant passages in both figure's faces; otherwise in good condition. Framed to an overall size of 33.25 x 47.

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