Description

    ISABEL DAWSON (American, 20th Century)
    Very Private Secretary, paperback digest cover, 1952
    Gouache on board
    21.75 x 18 in.
    Signed verso

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

    This painting was used as the cover for the 1952 paperback digest, Very Private Secretary by Jack Hanley (Intimate Novels #26, paperback original)-"The intimately revealing story of a man with an unfaithful wife and an affectionate, warm-blooded secretary"-and and then slightly altered to its present state and published as the cover for the 1958 paperback The Private Pleasures of Mary Linton by William Arthur (Beacon books #B166)-"She had the soul of a stripper-and the body of a Bawd!" "Some girls cheat - Some girls bargain - but Mary Paid Full Price!"


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    Creases upper and lower right corners, otherwise in good condition. Not framed.

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