Jan 28, 2021 - Sale 2556

Sale 2556 - Lot 72

Price Realized: $ 1,235
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
VIRGIL FINLAY (1914-1971)
"On the Storm Planet." Illustration published in an installment of Cordwainer Smith's story "Quest of the Three Worlds" in Galaxy Magazine Volume 23 #3, page 40 (Galaxy Publishing, 1965). Pen and ink on paper. Image measures 235x162 mm; 9 1/2x6 1/2 inches, on 11 1/4x8 1/2-inch sheet. Signed "Virgil Finlay" in ink, lower right image, lower margin containing his Westbury, Long Island address and the story title with "3. page 42-45 of galleys" below it. Cornered to window matte and framed.

Provenance: Heritage Auctions, May 2018; thence to the private collection of a numismatist.

A characteristic and richly inked, detailed image created for this issue of the famed sci-fi magazine.