Come Out With Your Hands Up

Artist:George H. Wert
Date:1929
Medium:Oil On Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:Sight Size 26" x 32" Framed 28 1/2" x 34 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Western Story Magazine, April 27, 1929
Price:Sold
Framed view in simple original antique rustic dark wood frame

Framed in original antique rustic dark wood frame

The artist's signature lower right

The artist's signature lower right

Western Story Magazine - April 27, 1929

Western Story Magazine - April 27, 1929

On offer is an action packed, large format cover painting by George H. Wert, commissioned by Street & Smith publishers for the April 27, 1929 edition of Western Story Magazine. A foiled bank robbery in the old west as the three tough as nails cowboys heed orders to "Come out with your hands up". The artist employs a heavy impasto outer technique to mimic the look (and feel) of traditional Southwestern stucco architecture. A fresh to the market recent New York state estate find from a former employee of the storied publishing company. Painting retains the original dark wood simple but right looking antique frame, and has benefited from cleaning and conservation - we are searching for the published magazine.

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Full view of oil on stretched canvas cover painting

Full view 

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Verso view of old canvas and pine stretcher bars

Verso view of old canvas and pine stretcher bars



 

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