Murder Moves In - Ian Robertson, Original artwork, 1967
c.1967, acrylic on board
Robertson's illustration for the cover of Elizabeth Ferrars muder mystery novel, 'Murder Moves In', published by Fontana in 1967. Robertson’s characteristically refined and photorealistic painting adds grim detail to a murder weapon and a broken teacup. Even the background colour, a calm, un-horrific sky blue, is designed to highlight blood on the cleaver.
The original painting art board is approximately 28 cm wide x 38 cm tall.