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.
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.