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    Hal Foster - Original Comic Strip Art for Prince Valiant Sunday, dated 12-21-52 (King Features Syndicate, 1952). A truly breathtaking piece, this is certainly one of the finest examples of a "Prince Valiant" page ever to be offered for public sale. From the "Duel in Ireland" storyline, this page shows Val drinking a "goblet of sacred honey-mead" and having an hallucinatory vision of the Aesir, including Thor, the Rainbow Bridge and Odin himself. This storyline was very classical, invoking images of the archetypal "trials of a hero" tales of yore, with the many ordeals the protagonist must face, and overcome. The red lines in the first and third panels indicate color holds, a technique that Foster used very sparingly and to great effect, giving the finished product a more painterly look. The linework displayed here is phenomenal, bringing to mind the best works of such classic illustrators as Howard Pyle and Gustave Dore. Measuring a large 24.5" x 34.25" overall, this piece is in excellent condition and is signed by the artist in the lower left.

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    July, 2003
    15th-20th Tuesday-Sunday
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