DescriptionRUDY NAPPI (American, 1923-)
Farmer's Wife, paperback digest cover, 1952
Oil on board
25 x 18 in.
This is the cover for the paperback digest Farmer's Wife by Peggy Gaddis (Venus books #160/PBO, 1952): "Big-city and bold, she was dynamite in the hill country." The painting was also published as the digest cover for Carnival books #934 (1953) under the same title (using the same exact art and title blurb).
Mr. Nappi has confirmed that this painting is indeed in his hand.
From the Estate of Charles Martignette.
Two pin-holes in upper center edge; previous matting or framing lines visible along the upper and right edges; otherwise in good condition. Framed to an overall size of 30.25 x 23 inches.
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