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Property from a Private Collection, California

Tom Lovell

Illustration for The Glass Fortress

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July 20, 04:08 PM GMT

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10,000 - 15,000 USD

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Property from a Private Collection, California


Tom Lovell

1909 - 1997

Illustration for The Glass Fortress



signed Tom / Lovell (lower right); also signed again Lovell and titled The Glass / Fortress (on the backing board)

oil on canvas

canvas: 24 by 36 inches (61 by 91.4 cm)

framed: 31 ½ by 43 ½ inches (80 by 110.5 cm)

Private collection, California
By descent to the present owner
Lawrence Williams and Nell O’Day, “The Glass Fortress,” American Magazine, August 1950, illustrated, n.p.
Daniel Zimmer, Tom Lovell: Illustrator, Decatur, Illinois, 2019, p. 114, illustrated
The short story The Glass Fortress by Lawrence Williams and Nell O’Day was published in the August 1950 issue of American Magazine. The present work was featured as the primary illustration and accompanied by the following caption, “Hollywood paid Mary Farr a fortune to flirt with death. But it was love, not money, that made her climb the wall of life.”