Lot 15 of 443:
Original drawing by Arnold Beauvais  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Original pencil drawing by Arnold Victor Beauvais

Author:
Beauvais, Arnold

Place:
[n.p.]

Publisher:

Date:
[n.d]

Description:

Pencil drawing, signed in black ink. 18x11 cm (7x4½").  Matted and framed. 34x26 cm (13x10").

Scarce original pencil drawing by the main artist for Super Detective Library. The undated drawing is signed at the bottom "V. Beauvais." Arnold's middle name was Victor. The surreal drawing features a humanoid figure with two extra arms protruding from either side of the head. The figure is holding a skull. In the background is the bottom portion of another figure, also holding a skull. Also included is a copy of R.L. Stevenson's Treasure Island, illustrated by Beauvais. 

Arnold Victor Beauvais was the main artist for Super Detective Library, contributing from almost the beginning—his first cover appearing on issue 7 (July 1953) and his last on issue 112 (September 1957). In all he produced 89 covers for Super Detective, almost half the total for that paper's 188 issue-run and included an uninterrupted run between issues 14 and 49 (October 1953 to March 1955). 


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Condition:
Some toning; very good; not examined outside of frame.


 
Item number:
301790
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