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    ENGLISH ARTIST (20th Century)
    The Night Club Mystery, The Sexton Blake Library #284 cover, March 1953
    Gouache on board
    20 x 15 in.
    Not signed
    This illustration appeared on the cover of Hugh Clevely's story, The Night Club Mystery, The Sexton Blake Library #285, Amalgamated Press, 1953.

    Created at the end of the Victorian era, Sexton Blake soon became one of the most popular fictional characters of the 20th Century. He starred in thousands of adventure stories written by more than two hundred authors and published in countless papers, magazines and comics. Blake starred in his own long-running title, The Sexton Blake Library, from 1915 to 1968 which ran to five volumes. He has also appeared in stage plays, radio dramas, films and television serials.

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette
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    Condition Report*:

    This piece is framed to an overall size of 27 x 22 in. Unless otherwise noted, this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age.  

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