The Day Must Dawn - Print
Renato Fratini

The Day Must Dawn - Print

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Lever Gallery Print

Professional high-resolution scan, colour adjusted to closely represent original artwork. Giclée print on 100% Cotton Rag ‘Hahnemühle’ 308gsm Fine Art Paper, using archival pigmented inks.

Paper size 59.5 cm X 42 cm  

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Original paintng, acrylic on board, 1969
This cover for Fontana Books’ 1969 version of Agnes Sligh Turnbull’s novel The Day Must Dawn features a Fratini image directly inspired by the movie Giant.  It would appear that James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor, in instantly recognisable poses, are transplanted from 1950s Texas oil fields to the grain fields of 1777 Pennsylvania. Only the background has changed, from a car to a period town. The original painting art board is approximately 40 cm wide x 55 cm tall. 

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