25 September 2008
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.)
Private collection, New York.
By descent to the present owner.
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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.
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.
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