DescriptionDEAN CORNWELL (American, 1892-1960)
Man at the Crossroad, Cosmopolitan magazine story illustration, 1924
Oil on canvas
35 x 28 in.
From the Estate of Charles Martignette.
Artist's estate stamp verso.
This painting is an illustration for the story The Man at the Crossroad by Belle Burns Gromer, published in Cosmopolitan magazine, 1924.
"Chinese Charlie's door was locked. Gus swore softly. 'If I'd known this I'd never've took the chance.'"
It was also reproduced as the Frontispiece of Dean Cornwell: Dean of Illustrators by Patricia Janis Broder, Collector's Press, 2000.
This piece is framed to an overall size of 43.25 35.25 in. Scattered areas of inpainting throughout with two heavier horizontal areas in upper left region and lower left region each approximately 12 inches in length.
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