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VIRGIL FINLAY (1914-1971) "Ripples in the Reeds." Unpublished illustration, 1934. Watercolor and ink on paper. 380x280 mm; 15x11 inches. Signed and dated "Virgil `34 in lower right corner. Tipped to matte in three places. Framed.
Provenance: Ex-collection John McLaughlin; thence by sale circa 2005 to the private college of a numismatist.
McLoughlin's 1984 catalog The Undead featured the original typescript of Dracula and was a treasure trove of Fantasy, Horror & Science Fiction Art, Props and literature. The catalog remains an important reference today.