Goddess Of The Golden Flame

Artist:Harold McCauley
Date:1947
Medium:Oil on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight size 17" x 24" Framed 30" x 37"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Fantastic Adventures Pulp Magazine - July, 1947
Price:Sold
Full view of pulp cover painting

Full view of pulp cover painting

 

The artist's signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

 

Fantastic Adventures - Goddess of The Golden Flame - July,1947 included in sale

Fantastic Adventures - Goddess of The Golden Flame - July,1947 included in sale

A remarkable, pulp cover painting by Harold H.W. McCauley for the Ziff-Davis science fiction pulp title Fantastic Adventures. Created as the cover for the July 1947 issue, illustrating the interior story "Goddess of the Golden Flame" by William P. McGivern. This is a dazzling work that combines suspense, peril and drama, with a pretty Mac-girl pin-up creation presiding over the golden flame in a cavern in the Himalayas. In the foreground beneath the femme fatale, a Doc Savage inspired adventurer recoils from a dragon who has emerged from behind the fiery cauldron. A technically adept well conceived painting that employs all the essential pulp elements of fear and danger in its composition.

Framed and matted behind glass in fine gallery frame

Framed and matted behind glass in fine gallery frame

 

Verso view before framing

Verso view before framing

Painting is handsomely framed and matted behind glass and in a fine state of conservation - comes with the complete edition of Fantastic Adventures, July 1947.



 

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