DEAN CORNWELL (1892-1960) Peter Sees the Figure on the Shore.
Illustration for the novel The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas (Boston, 1952), pages 200 and 201. Oil on canvas. 865x1148 mm; 34x45 1/4 inches, framed to 43 1/4x53 1/4 inches. Signed "Dean Cornwell" in lower right.
Accompanying the lot is a preparatory oil study for the final composition, measuring 230x310 mm; 9x12 inches (framed to 15x18 inches). A copy of the published book is also included in the lot.
Provenance: Estate of the artist; Private collection (by descent from the above); Acquired by the above from the present owner.
Exhibited: Louisville, The J. B. Speed Art Museum, Paintings and Drawings by Dean Cornwell, Mural Painter, Illustrator & National Academician from Kentucky, 1953, number 26.
Literature: Patricia Janis Broder, Dean Cornwell, Dean of Illustrators, New York, 1978, pages 12 and 24.