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    Frank R. Paul On the Attack Original Art Illustration (1943). Paul, an inventor of the very basics of science-fiction art, seems to have developed this war-siege scene in at least two known versions -- likely for an issue of Amazing Stories, one of the seminal pulp-fiction magazines. This piece is the narrower of those known versions; the other stretches outward into a more nearly horizontal configuration. The nightmarish imagery centers upon a mono-wheeled attack vehicle, ploughing into a horde of reptilian creatures. Paul was fond of painting in ink on earth-toned illustration board, then highlighting a composition with white paint. This is one of his better such pieces. Ink and white watercolor on illustration board. Image area, 12" x 18". Scattered edge-nicking, including one missing piece at lower left. There is also a horizontal crease running across the image about a third of the way down. In Good condition.

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