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    Martha Sawyers (1902-1988) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1940).
    Collier's October 26, 1940, for Taboo in Samoa by John Russell. Story caption: "A story of love and heroism - complicated by two villains and one stuffed shirt - that has become a legend in the islands of the Pacific." Illustration caption: "Then they picked the nearest child, looped an oil tin to her by its handle and slipped her gently over the rail to leeward."
    Pastel on board, framed (39 x 34), sight size approximately 28 x 23. Signed lower right.
    A complete issue of the magazine is included.
    Reproduced in The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000 (Reed), page 244.

    keywords: illustrator, oriental artist, drawing, drama, adventure, south seas


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