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    H. L. Parkhurst (1920-1925) Original Pulp Magazine Cover Art (1920-1925). H. L. Parkhurst, along with H. J. Ward, created some of the most haunting and infamous covers ever published in the 1930s with his work for the series of "Spicy" pulp magazines. Parkhurst also produced numerous covers for other types of publications, and was especially prolific in western pulps. This painting is an excellent example of some of his best work in the western genre, depicting a classic stagecoach hold-up. He chooses to show the fear and surprise of the robbery in the expression of the horses. He further conveys this feeling by making the cowboy characters unimportant (with the one in the forefront having his back to the viewer) and by purposely making them secondary in the image. The result is powerful as he easily draws the viewer's eye to the terrified animals. Executed in Parkhurst's usual painterly style, this work is rendered in oil on canvas board and measures approximately 24 x 20. It is signed lower left.

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