Shootout On A Log

Artist:Fred Rodewald
Date:1940s
Medium:Oil on Stretched Canvas
Dimensions:21" by 29"
Condition:Excellent Restored and Relined Condition
Original Use:Cover for an Unknown Thrilling Publications Pulp Title
Price:Sold
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The artist's signature lower left

The artist's signature lower left

Fred Rodewald created this classic and exciting 1940s pulp cover painting for an as of yet unidentified Thrilling Publications Western title. The image shows a handsome cowboy returning gunfire while precariously perched on a fallen log, protecting the requisite damsel in distress. The scene is filled with tension, romance, and danger, a combination which American consumers browsing newsstands during the pulp era could not easily resist. Grapefruit Moon Gallery recently purchased seven 1940s pulp cover paintings from an east coast collection belonging to a former employee of the publisher. This painting has benefited from restoration and has been relined and fastened on new pine back stretchers. We are actively researching the usage of this cover painting if you have the magazine in your collection be sure to drop us a line.

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Verso view of relined back canvas on newly fashioned pine stretcher bars

Verso view of relined back canvas on newly fashioned pine stretcher bars



 

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