c. 1965, acrylic on board
Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe novel, Too Many Women was published by Fontana c.1965. Fratini was a celebrated party goer and there is an impish humour to this cover with its candy pink background and feather boa draped around a woman clad in skin-tight black; a look that was moments away from being reinvented by Brian Jones and is now beloved by hen parties everywhere.
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.