Howard V. Brown (American, 1878-1945)
    Lost City of Mars, Astounding Stories pulp magazine cover, February 1934
    Oil on canvas laid on board
    24.75 x 18 in.
    Not signed

    Mastro Auctions, November 14, 2002, lot 1285;
    Private collection.

    This work was also reproduced as the cover of The Illustrated Book of Science Fiction Ideas and Dreams by David Kline, Hamlyn, 1977.

    A copy of the magazine, book, and letter from John Campbell, editor of Street and Smith publications accompanies this lot.

    Condition Report*:

    According to the Julius Lowy Frame and Restoring Company, Inc., New York: The artwork is excuted in oil on linen canvas mounted to pulpboard with a glue adhesive. The oil based ground is stable. The thinly pained oil layer has a few minute losses in the center of the image and blanching throughout with a noticeable horizontal restored damage in the bottom half. Lowy then treated the work by removing the surface dirt. filling losses in center and in the horizontal damage in the bottom along with a few scattered abrasions. There appears to be a hairline surface abrasion in the right leg of center figure.

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