1964, acrylic on board
Kingsblood Royal, written by Sinclair Lewis in 1947, was published by Consul Books in 1964. Fratini’s cover illustration as used presents classic pulp-fiction conceits in muted colours with a couple embracing on a bed. Note the original has more black background, cropped out for the cover.
The artwork is sold with an original Kingsblood Royal paperback that features the Fratini illustration.
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.