N.p: done for an edition of Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, n.d.
India ink on scraperboard, signed with address on verso. Image 10 x 6 inches, matted to 17 x 13 inches overall. 1 vols. Fine condition. Reed, The Illustrator in America 1880-1980, p. 65. Item #13897
The famous harbor prison, where Dumas' Edmond Dantès was incarcerated, is shown in outline, with a highly dramatic sky above, and four fishing boats plying the waters of the Mediterranean, below.
Thornton Oakley (1881-1955) painted for exhibition, and both wrote and illustrated for many prominent magazines. He trained originally as an architect, and was a student of Howard Pyle; his work is represented in many major museums in the United States and abroad. He also taught and lectured--for two decades he was head of the Department of Illustration at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art.
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