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    Cosmo Rowe (American, 1877-1952)
    The War of the Worlds, Pearson's Magazine interior illustration, 1897
    Ink wash and gouache on board
    12.5 x 9.25 in. (sight)
    Signed upper right

    Estimate: $3,500 and up

    From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection

    This illustration was published as the frontispiece for The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (Harper and Brother, 1898). However, it was first published in 1897 for the "The War of the Worlds" serial inside Pearson's Magazine. It was the first illustration to introduce H.G. Wells seminal masterpiece.


    More Information: Light overall paper discoloration in areas without pigment; minor foxing and a few spots of staining; a discolored spot of white pigment at upper center and lower left due to lead in white paint; a few faint scuffs in white space in lower right.

    Condition Report*: There appears to be light overall paper discoloration where pigment is not present; minor foxing; light surface dirt; a few small spots of oxidation of white pigment due to lead in paint; framed under acrylic to 21.5 x 18 inches.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 33
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