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    George Berthoy Cutts - Original Book Illustration (1926). One of the twelve black and white illustrations published as bookplates in the Harpers & Brothers 1926 edition of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain. This image, showing Joan of Arc being taken to her execution, is accompanied by the caption "A frantic man in priest's garb tore through the crowd and flung himself on his knees, crying out 'Oh forgive, forgive!'" Executed in oil on canvas, this painting measures 30 x 23 and is signed lower right. Originally published in 1896, Mark Twain wrote this book under the pseudonym Louis De Conte; it meant a great deal to him and he felt it would not be taken seriously under his own name. When it was reprinted in 1926, Twain's name was added to the publication, along with the illustrations by George Cutts.

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    Auction Dates
    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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