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(THE NEW YORKER.) BEATRICE SZANTON. Sundial. Watercolor, gouache, and wash on paper mounted to board. 445x343 mm; 17 1/2x13 1/2 inches. Signed in image, left and again, in lower image hidden below matte corresponding to final cover crop. Cover art for The New Yorker July 29, 1967.
Beatrice Szanton (1908-1993) was the wife of the cartoonist Barney Tobey, whom she had met in high school. After a brief career in Hollywood, she attended art school and used her maiden name to avoid confusion with her prolific husband. Between 1959 and 1969 she contributed 11 covers to The New Yorker.