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    Virgil Finlay - Cupid Study Illustration Original Art (1935). A sensitive study of the figure of cupid reveals the immense talent for drawing that Virgil Finlay had, even at an early age. This figure was used in the background of the finished illustration for the frontispiece of A Midsummer Night's Dream, perhaps Finlay's earliest published work. Drawn with a stipple technique in ink on paper from a spiral-bound sketchbook, the page has an overall size of 5" x 7", while the image of Cupid is about 2.5" tall. This page was deacidified and buffered by a professional conservator. The drawing was also professionally split from the opposite side of its sketchbook page and lined to Japanese paper; otherwise it is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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