RUDY NAPPI (American, b. 1923)
    Chinese Lover, paperback cover, 1953
    Gouache on board
    21 x 15.5 in.
    Signed lower left
    This illustration appeared on the cover of Charles Pettit's novel, The Chinese Lover, Pyramid Books #85, 1953.

    "In a Chinese Boudoir...She was a lovely, lonely bride, and the handsome, young kitchen slave was hers to command. So she lured him to her secluded chamber, and taught him the ancient rites of passion -- unaware that someone was eavesdropping at the door. Chinese Lover is the bizarre story of a sultry, Oriental beauty whose daring amour reached dizzy heights of ecstasy and intrigue -- until she discovered that her husband had set a trap to catch her in adultery."

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.

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    The overall size of the art board is 22 x 17 in. Abraisons along edges, otherwise good condition with only normal wear commensurate with age.

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