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    American Illustrator - Original Paperback Cover Art (1954). This tastefully matted and framed illustration was painted in 1954 for the book Nightmare In Copenhagen by Hedi Freybe under the pseudonym Martha Albrand. The book was successful enough to be made into a teleplay, and to be reprinted in 1980. We are unable to attribute the artist of this piece, but it has a lovely green and brown color scheme. The illustration conveys the feeling of classic movie star types like William Holden and Eva Marie Saint involved in a 1950s East vs. West scientific spy story. There is a light discoloration along the left edge of the image due to some water soaking through the back of the painting. This, luckily, does little to distract you from appreciating this small jewel. Rendered in gouache and mixed medial on board, with an image size measuring approximately 8.5 x 8.5.

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