The Broken Angel

Artist:Mel Hunter
Date:1958
Medium:Gouache on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 10.25" x 15" Matted To 16" X 20.5"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Cover for Mercury Mystery Book-Magazine - January, 1958
Price: $3,950.00

Full view

 

The artist's signature, lower right

 

The artwork as it appeared as the cover of Mercury Mystery Magazine - January, 1958

 

A ghastly and macabre pulp cover painting by Mel Hunter for the January, 1958 edition of Mercury Mystery Book-Magazine, this loosely illustrated a story by Floyd Mahannah titled The Broken Angel. A voluptuous redheaded vixen appears in a moodily conceived graveyard at night with an ominous figure in a top-hat looming near an angel grave marker in the background. Our heroine appears to be in eminent danger as her necklace has been configured around her ample bust line and has her hands and arms constricted in a clever adaptation of a S&M, fetish bondage scene. Painting has been professionally matted and shrink wrapped and is ready for framing.

 

Matted and shrink wrapped view

 

Detail

 

View of illustration before matting



 

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