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    Robert Fawcett A Cool Customer and Other Original Magazine Illustrations Group of 4 (1950s). Fawcett's stylized "F" signature distinguishes three items of this grand array, including an emotion-packed two-shot depicting a physician and a visitor, posed at a tense distance from one another. This one originated as an accompaniment to Dr. A.J. Cronin's "A Cool Customer" (Collier's magazine, 1951), which later became a chapter in Cronin's episodic autobiography, Adventures of a Young Physician. The other initialled (or otherwise so identified) Fawcetts are a shipboard scene of undocumented publishing pedigree; and two railroad-station images, one containing a mortised (blank) area to accommodate a block of typeset text. Splendid use of densely layered opaque watercolors on heavy-duty illustration board. Image areas, 11" x 7" to 23" x 18". Very Good to Excellent condition, with scattered tape residue on the Cronin piece.

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    December, 2019
    15th Sunday
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