Three (3) book or magazine illustration art paintings, by artists including Arthur Sarnoff, Will Grefe. 1st item: Arthur Saron Sarnoff (New York, 1912-2000) pastel on board illustration depicting an apprehensive young blonde woman wearing a pink nightgown and a prominent gold wedding band, in bed with a brown haired man in yellow and white striped pajamas. Signed "Arthur Sarnoff" twice, lower right. American Artists Company, New York, NY ink stamp with additional handwritten inscriptions en verso. Unframed. 20" H x 26 3/8" W. 2nd item: Will Grefe (New York/Iowa/Florida, 1875-1957) watercolor and gouache on board story illustration titled "Consolation" depicting a seated man and a woman standingbefore a doorway in early 20th century dress conversing in a living room setting. Signed "Will Grefe" lower right. Pencilinscriptionsen verso. Unframed. 27" H x 18 1/4" W. 3rd item: Watercolor and gouache on board story illustration titled "The Love Thief" for "Champagne" magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 12-13, 1964. Depicts a young nude brunette woman peacefully sleeping in a bed in a castle-like setting, while a shirtless, frenzied man is being restrained with a lasso held by a balding elderly man, while a third man in a suit enters the room. Titled, in pencil lower center, numbered and dated "2/3 1964 85", in pencil and red crayon, lower right. Typed information label with Bill Starr artist or writer attribution en verso. Unframed. Image – 11 1/2" H x 13 5/8" W. Board – 15 3/4" H x 22 1/8" W. All items early/mid 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with surface scuffs, 5/8" x 3/8" area of peeling, lower right corner. 2nd item: Overall good condition with toning, foxing spots, largest 1/8", area of loss, flaking, largest 3/4" x 1/4", edges of board. 3rd item: Overall good condition with surface scuffs, largest 8" (slightly affecting image). Corners slightly bumped.
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