Cupids No.2 - An Indian Maiden

Artist:Henry Clive
Medium:Gouache on Illlustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 18" x 20 1/2" Framed 31" x 32 1/2"
Original Use:Cover for The American Weekly - June 18, 1933
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of goauche painting
Above: The artist's signature lower right
Above: The American Weekly-June 18, 1933

A rare surviving Henry Clive illustration painting used as the cover for the June 18,1933 edition of The American Weekly, a Randolph Hearst publication. Clive was often called upon to create serialized images of enchantresses that shared a thematic thread. This is one of those works - from a series of cupid inspired images that the artist created finding the sitters in the crossfire of cupids quiver. Accompanying rhyme by Carolyn Wells reads:
Said Cupid, I've often been told
You're haughty and scornful and cold
I've broken my dart
On your hard, stony heart!
You're mistaken, she said, it's pure gold.

Above: Detail
Above: Detail
Above: Framed and matted behind glass in handsome gallery frame
Above: Frame profile and corner detail


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