Description: Couple just about to kiss
Comment: It's always interesting to me to see illustrators and in particular the greats (among whom I certainly count Joe Bowler) working things out… by which I mean the comparison of the sketch submitted to the art director held next to the version that appeared in the magazine's pages. Accompanied by a preliminary sketch of the composition, measuring 10 x 14”. Sorry but there's no way I'll break up the pair… and honestly at this price point, you shouldn't even want me to. I would have liked to have a copy of the magazine to accompany, but… when the piece came in, I only found one copy on Ebay and it was hideously expensive. Sometimes the printed version is different enough from the finish to be an interesting study in and of itself. Just as I was listing this, another copy of the magazine popped up, but the condition is bad enough that I'll leave it to the purchaser to find a copy that suits.
Price: $3,150 (+ $60 domestic shipping)