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    JAMES AVATI (American, 1912-2005)
    Conjugal Love, paperback cover, 1952
    Oil on board
    20 x 17 in.
    Signed lower right
    This illustration appeared on the cover of Alberto Moravia's novel, Conjugal Love, Signet Books #922, 1952. It also appeared on the cover of a later printing, Signet Books #1288, 1956, but minus its background details.

    "Who is at fault when a husband dedicates himself to his work and his wife finds another lover as an outlet for her pent-up emotions?"

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.


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    Unless otherwise noted, this lot is in good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age. Framed to an overall size of 23" x 20".

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