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    Alonzo Kimball (1874-1923) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1916). Alonzo Kimball illustrated covers for The Saturday Evening Post in the early 1900s, and is often compared to his contemporary, Harrison Fisher. Much like Fisher, Kimball's subject matter usually incorporated romantic themes, or a beautiful woman. He also illustrated postcards in the same period which are still collected today. This dramatic painting was a story illustration for Scribner's Magazine, August, 1916 (pg.139) and carried the caption, "What he read was his 'Hymn for Diana.'" The publication information noted is listed on the original label from Scribner's Magazine on the back of the canvas. The painting is rendered in oil on canvas, measures 32 x 23, and is signed lower right.

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    March, 2003
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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