Jul 16, 2020 - Sale 2541

Sale 2541 - Lot 111

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"The Broken Sword." Cover illustration for paperback edition of book of same name by Poul Anderson (New York: Ballantine Books, 1971). Watercolor, gouache, and glaze on paper. 285x375 mm; 11 1/4x14 3/4 inches. Signed "G. Barr" in lower center image. Framed.

Provenance: The artist; Estate of Betty Ballantine; private collection, New York.

Set during the Viking Age and containing many references to Norse mythology, this fantasy novel was produced in the manner of old Icelandic sagas.