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    J. Allen St. John - Original Interior Art for Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (A.C. McClurg & Co, 1928). Born in 1872, St. John is considered by many to be the finest Tarzan artist ever to set pencil to paper. One of the first artists to render the Lord of the Jungle, St. John was master of the evocative, always imbuing his figures with motion and fluidity. Unfortunately for today's collector, many St. John originals are controlled by ERB, Inc., and are not available at any price. This rare example, an interior plate from the 1928 edition of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, is a sterling example of a master craftsman at the top of his game. The power and the majesty in this piece is undeniable; the piece seethes with raw power. It is impossible for mere photographic reproduction to capture the subtle graphite shadings that St. John utilizes here; truly, the piece must be seen to be believed. Tastefully framed, the piece measures approximately 22.25" x 31.25" overall, with an image area of approximately 15" x 24". A true treasure in every sense of the word, this is a piece not to be missed. From the collection of Russ Cochran.

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    March, 2002
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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