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    PAUL RADER (American, 1906-1986)
    Pagan Summer, paperback book cover, 1965
    Gouache and watercolor on illustration board
    15 x 10 in.
    Signed lower left

    This is the cover for the lesbian novel Pagan Summer by Dallas Mayo (Midwood Tower #32-465, paperback original, 1965): "It was her job to see that the young widow forgot about the tragedy of her honeymoon...and she intended to earn every penny of the salary being paid her!"

    A cropped version of the painting was also reproduced in the adventure pulp Men's, January 1968, for the story "Encounter on the Beach" by Frances Lengel. The lesbian theme is gone and it was used instead to illustrate a story about man and woman meeting on the beach: "My fingers caressed her skin with sun-tan oil, and I could feel the tension leaver her.....soon her whole body was responding to my touch."

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.


    Condition Report*:

    Scattered minor accretions in sky region; otherwise in very good condition. Framed under glass to an overall size of 21.5 x 16.25 inches.

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