ED EMSHWILLER (American 1925 - 1990)
    End of Eternity, paperback cover, 1963
    Gouache on board
    18.5 x 11 in.
    Signed lower center
    This painting appeared on the cover of Isaac Asimov's novel End of Eternity, Lancer, 1963

    "Eternity had begun in the 27th Century as a trade organization, shipping goods from one century to another. But its real mission was much greater: it controlled human history. Its staff was composed of the brightest young men from every century-and Andrew Harlan was one of the most capable operatives in Eternity, a young man on the rise. Eternity was more than a job; it was a mistress that would allow no rivals. Eternals were not allowed distractions such as wives or children. But on an assignment in Time, Harlan fell in love, and suddenly nothing else in his life mattered as much as the beautiful Noys Lambent. Harlan would break any rule, commit any crime, to have his girl. He would even destroy Eternity -- and he knew how to do it."

    This painting was reproduced on page 38 of Great Fantasy Art Themes From The Frank Collection by Jane and Howard Frank.

    From the Frank Collection.

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    This piece has been matted and framed to an overall size of 25.5 x 17.5 in., and the art is in Excellent condition.

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