For I Have Sinned

Artist:Attributed to Victor Olson
Date:1955
Medium:Oil on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 13" x 19 1/2" Framed 20 1/2" X 26 1/4"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Pyramid Paperback Book - For I Have Sinned
Price:$4500.00
Full view

Full view

The artwork as the cover for - I Have Sinned (included in sale)

The artwork as published: For I Have Sinned (included in sale)

Detail

Detail

This dark and mesmerizing oil painting was created as cover art for the 1955 Pyramid paperback book title For I Have Sinned - The Confession Of A Paris Streetwalker by Ruth Sachs. The image shows a pretty brunette perched at her vanity as she readies herself to face the darkness hidden in Paris, the city of light. The story was a tell all cautionary tale of depravity and degradation - where the price she charged was nothing compared to the price she paid... This painting is unsigned we are quite certain it was painted by Victor Olson, it was purchased by the previous owner in the 1980s from Charles Martignette when he was still living in Boston. Nicely matted and framed under glass and ready to hang. A copy of the published book is included in the sale.

Framed view

Framed view

Full view of illustration board prior to framing

Full view of illustration board prior to framing

Verso view before framing

Verso view before framing

Verso of published Pyramid Paperback with story synopsis and text slug

Verso of published Pyramid Paperback with story synopsis and text slug



 

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