c. 1967, gouache on board, 56cm x 43cm
Cover illustration commissioned by Corgi for Mickey Spillane's 8th novel in the Mike Hammer series "The Snake". A film based on the novel was planned by Robert Fellow but never made. It was carried out by Fratini at the same time as the others in the same series.
The artwork is sold with an original The Snake paperback that features the Fratini illustration.
The original painting art board is approximately 56 cm wide x 43 cm tall.