DescriptionFREDERICK BLAKESLEE (American, 1898-1973)
G-8 And His Battle Aces first issue pulp cover, October 1933
Oil on canvas
30.25 x 21 in.
This is a true rarity: the cover painting for the first issue of a major pulp title from the early 1930s.
Surface grime throughout, most notable in the sky region; stretcher creases visible; minor abrasion with paint-loss on the lower right extreme corner; 2-inch area of linear in-painting on the lower left stretcher edge visible in raking light; canvas is slightly bubbling on the upper right corner; otherwise in good condition. Framed to an overall size of 35.75 x 26.75 inches.
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