Description

    FRANK R. PAUL (American, 1884-1963)
    Universe in Darkness, Future Fiction pulp cover, November 1940
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 17 in.
    Signed lower right

    PROVENANCE:
    Frank Collection, Virginia;
    Heritage Auctions, New York, October 26, 2013, lot 78262.

    A copy of the magazine accompanies this lot.


    Condition Report*:

    Unlined canvas; under UV exam, there appear to be several spots of minor inpainting along the top extreme edge, an approx. 1 inch vertical line in the upper left negative space to the right of the rocket's smoke trail, scattered pinpoints in the negative space, a small dot on the planet's surface below the far right robot, and two small horizontal lines on the inside panel of the central robot's back left tank tread; framed to an overall size of 26.375 X 19.375 inches.

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    May, 2015
    14th Thursday
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