The Last Night of Summer - Renato Fratini, Original Artwork, 1965
c.1965, gouache on board 55cm x 40cm
Cover illustration for the novel by critically acclaimed author Erskine Caldwell. Briefly married to the eminent photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, Caldwell did not shy away from exposing the poverty, racism and other social ills endemic in the South of the US during the 20th century
The original painting art board is approximately 40 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.
The artwork is sold with an original The Last Night of Summer paperback that features the Renato Fratini illustration.