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    Sale 2029

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    25 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 134

    Dean Cornwell (1892-1960)

    Captain Blood Saves a Woman Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Sea

    Price Realised  

    Dean Cornwell (1892-1960)
    Captain Blood Saves a Woman Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Sea
    signed with initials and dated 'DC/30' and signed 'Dean Corn well' (lower left)
    oil on canvas laid down on board
    34 x 48 in. (86.4 x 121.9 cm.)


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    The present work was created as an illustration for the popular serialized novel Captain Blood by Raphael Sabatini. Printed in the September 1930 issue of Hearst's-International-Cosmopolitan, the illustration accompanied the episode titled The Expiation of Madame de Coulevain.

    Provenance

    Private collection, New York.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan, "The Expiation of Madame Coulevain," September 1930, pp. 66-68, illustrated.
    The Illustration Collector, issue no. 27, 1990, p. 12, illustrated.