Lenore

Artist:Henry Clive
Date:1934
Medium:Oil on Canvasboard
Dimensions:Sight Size 18" x 20": Framed 30" x 35"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover For The American Weekly's "Darlings of the Poets" Series
Price:$11,500.00
Full view of oil painting

Full view of oil painting

Framed view in museum quality frame

Framed view in museum quality frame

Captioned verse in artists hand

Captioned verse in artist's hand

Above: Artist's notations on verso

Published artwork included in sale

Lenore is a rare surviving Henry Clive cover illustration from his 20+ years creating for The American Weekly. The art dates to a 1934 series titled Darlings of the Poets where, Clive illustrated the inspirations for leading poets and writers.

This particular oil on canvas depicts the lost and sorrowful inspiration behind The Raven as written by Edgar Allan Poe.

This comes from the California estate of Patricia Lake, the rumored illegitimate 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.

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