c.1960s, acrylic and pencil and board
Above Suspicion, a 1941 novel by Helen MacInnes was made into a film in 1943, starring Joan Crawford. This is an example of how De Gaspari often used blocks of colour to focus his cover illustrations and his distinctive experiments with texture: layering different types of paper and sometimes even scratching the surfaces or rubbing sand into images.
The original painting is approximately 39 cm wide x 55 cm tall.
The artwork is float mounted on to conservation grade mountboard and presented in a white wooden box frame glazed with anti-reflective glass.