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    Sale 2029

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    25 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 138

    Dean Cornwell (1892-1960)

    They've Got the Guts, Back 'Em Up With More Metal

    Price Realised  

    Dean Cornwell (1892-1960)
    They've Got the Guts, Back 'Em Up With More Metal
    signed 'Dean/Corn/well' (lower right)--signed again and dated 'From Dean Cornwell 33 W 67th N.Y.C.' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    34 x 46 in. (86.4 x 116.8 cm.)


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    The present painting was created by the artist for a poster with the inscription, "They've got the guts, give 'em more firepower." This poster was published by the U.S. Government Printing Office in 1943, in order to promote increased metal production for the U.S. Army.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Gibson Milton Crockett, gift from the above.
    By descent to the present owner.