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    Harry Lemon Parkhurst (American, 1876-1962)
    The Thing from the Swamp, Spicy Mystery cover, February 1942
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 21 in.
    Not signed

    Estimate: $15,000 and up

    From the Glynn and Suzanne Crain Collection

    As is the case with H.J. Ward, famed pulp illustrator Harry Parkhurst painted very few science fiction covers, and the originals are virtually impossible to acquire.


    More Information: Unlined canvas; minor surface dirt; craquelure in dark background; light stretcher bar marks; under UV light, there appears to be small scattered spots along edges of work; a thin V-shape line of inpaint above male figure's head; a few possible areas of inpaint beneath female's hand at left. Framed to 36.5 x 27 in.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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