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Lot 9 : HOWARD TERPNING (Connecticut/Arizona, b. 1927) ILLUSTRATION

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HOWARD TERPNING (Connecticut/Arizona, b. 1927) ILLUSTRATION
father and daughter at the National Gallery
original for cover of 1961 Esso visitor's guide and map to Washington, D.C.
unsigned, gouache, 19 by 13.25 in.; matted, framed under glass, 26.5 by 20 in.
Printed on mat,
National Gallery of Art/ Original Cover Painting for 1961 Esso Map of Washington, D.C.
Also incl. (2) maps published by the General Drafting Co., Convent Station, NJ;
and a handwritten letter dated 10/8/1999 from the artist to the collector..."The illustration you own was painted by me in 1960. I did a whole series of Esso map overs during that year. If my memory serves me correctly, my daughter and I posed for the painting. I'm glad that you enjoy it. It's interesting how pictures turn up in such odd places over the years. Best wishes/Howard Ternping."
From a private New Jersey collection.

Terpning is best known for his works depicting cowboys and Native Americans. By 1962 as a freelance artist Terpning, using an agent, did commercial art including movie posters, magazine covers, story illustrations, etc. Around 1974 he devoted himself to his true calling, the American West.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Realized: $750 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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