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GEORGE EDWARD BARR. "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.