The Last Of Mrs. Satan

Artist:Rafael Desoto
Date:1948
Medium:Oil on canvasboard
Dimensions:Sight size 14" x 18" Framed 21 1/2" x 26 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Dime Mystery Magazine, June 1948
Price:Sold
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Full view of artwork

The illustration as it appeared as the cover of Dime Mystery Magazine - June, 1948

The illustration as it appeared as the cover of Dime Mystery Magazine - June, 1948

Framed and matted under glass

Framed and matted under glass

Grapefruit Moon Gallery is delighted to offer a fresh-to-the-market macabre oil on canvas pulp cover painting by Rafael DeSoto which appeared on the June, 1948 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine - The Magazine of Weird Mystery. The darkly dramatic scene shows a green skeleton in formal magician's costume pulling a hot blonde number out of a hat. Illustrating the interior story, "The Last Of Mrs. Satan" by Talmadge Powell. DeSoto excelled at creating covers that instantly captured the fear, terror and danger which were the calling cards of the menace pulp titles in America.

Verso view before framing

Verso view before framing

Frame corner profile

Frame corner profile

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Painting is handsomely framed and a complete copy of the published pulp edition as well as a printers proof un-circulated cover are included in the sale.



 

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