Spectacular Original Oil Painting by Stockton. Illustration for cover of Daring Detective magazine. A very cosmopolitan gentleman in formal evening dress. Very dapper and rather sinister and menacing... In June in New York City but...The person I was working with even found a copy of the original magazine! I DO NOT HAVE THE MAGAZINE. Height of the painting is 26" Width 20". Stretched onto a 4 member keyable wood stretcher. All original stretcher keys in place.
Appears to be a linen canvas. Mulford had several ways of signing his works. This has his distinctive'M. I consider the painting to be in very good to excellent condition. There are no planar distortions.
There is slight oxidation of the paint. Particularly in the blacks which look a bit'hazy. In the blacks also, minor. I would think a varnish would saturate these.
There are a few small losses in the face and. A few scattered in the red background. In the white tie and shirt area.
There is a hole at the top edge center which goes through the stretcher. There are some small holes on the bottom edge center. These appear to be from when the painting was prepared. On the right edge top are numbers in pencil. I would think these were reference for size of the image for.I think it is amazing to have an 80 year old painting in such pristine condition! But I don't want to touch it because it's never been touched. I did do some surface cleaning grime removal tests but... It's a size that has impact! It's such an exciting painting! The item "Original Stockton Mulford Illustration Oil Painting'Daring Detective' Magazine" is in sale since Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "lapellegrina808" and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.