Maid of the Mist

Artist:Henry Clive
Medium:Pastel on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 18" x 22" Framed 36" x 30"
Original Use:Cover for The American Weekly, - February 21st, 1937
Price:S O L D
Above: Detail of art deco rendereded pastel
Above: Framed view in gesso vintage exceptional frame
Above: Unframed view with notations in Clive's hand in margins
Above: Title and date in margin

A rare surviving fresh estate find; an original pastel cover created for The American Weekly from a series titled, Visions Of An Artist, circa 1937.

This particular series seems to artistically "feminize" natural disasters and this piece is aptly titled "Maid of the Mist".

Beautifully matted and framed in a period, vintage gesso, antique frame as seen.

Above: The maid detail
Above: The artists signature

This was unearthed in California recently and was in the estate of Patricia Lake, the rumored illigitimate daughter of Hearst and his long time mistress and confident, Marion Davies.

This was thought to have been lost in a fire and was stored for years or on display in Hearst's San Simeon Castle.

Above: Detail of matting and frame
Above: American Weekly cover sheet included in sale


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