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 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.