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    Frank Frazetta - "The Countess" Preliminary Illustration Original Art (c. 1988). Frank Frazetta is known worldwide and considered one of the best artists of the 20th century. With humble beginnings in comics, his extraordinary talent was immediately evident, as he made a name for himself in the industry. Yet it wasn't until he began creating fantasy paintings that his stardom grew. His creations left viewers in awe of the intense images he produced.
    In the 1980s, Frazetta created three paintings inspired by the fictional works of L. Ron Hubbard. One of those paintings was titled "The Countess", featuring Countess Krak from the Mission Earth series. The beautiful animal trainer is depicted with two large tigers. This image was refined by Frazetta through a number of sketches, and we are offering a rare color preliminary of the piece, which appears to be taken directly from his sketchbook. This version has the tigers as they appear in the painting, but the Countess was still being worked on by Frazetta, an alternate pose than what was produced in the final piece. Watercolor over graphite on paper with an image area of 8" x 8". Slight toning, jagged left edge, tape on the back top edge, adhesive and spot staining, with rippling and smudging/handling wear. Signed by Frazetta in the lower left image area and in Very Good condition.


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