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    Tom Lovell (1901-1997) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1940). Though Tom Lovell ultimately became best known for his western art, for the three decades prior he consistently created some of the finest commercial illustration ever published. Beginning with work in the pulps, he later contributed his considerable talents to almost every national magazine. Lovell's illustrations always complemented a story; they were skillfully painted, and remain masterful, narrative works of art. This painting was published in the June, 1940 issue of The Ladies' Home Journal, (page 19) to accompany the story, Common Ground, with the caption: "When the cable came about Karl, Anne's tears fell with her own. 'Helena, it's much better than many endings', she said. " Executed in oil on canvas, it measures 33.5 x 26 and is signed and dated upper left. An issue of the magazine is included.

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