Walter De Maris (1877-1947) Original Magazine Cover Art (c.1928). Walter De Maris, a Brandywine artist, was an accomplished illustrator, and painted numerous calendar images and covers. This painting, titled, The Strange Coin, was published as a cover for American Bankers Association Journal. It depicts how some foreign currency first arrived on our shores, pillaged by pirates and transported aboard their vessels to be traded at ports of call. From the inside front cover of the Bankers Journal: "Coins are great travelers... Some foreign coins, when they first migrated to the American Colonies, were indeed strangers in a strange land." Rendered in oil on canvas, it measures, framed, 37.5 x 27.5, with an approximate sight size of 32 x 23, and is signed lower right. This painting hung for many years at a major banking institution in the Board of Directors' room.

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