• Dean Cornwell Panoramic Sk

    3 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    Up for auction right now is an unusual preliminary sketch by Dean Cornwell.
    The panoramic gouache painting is 6" x 83", matted and framed. Cornwell painted it in preparation for the mural "Telephone Men and Women at Work" in Boston in 1951.
    The 190-foot mural circles the lobby, with 197 life-size portraits telling the story of the history of the telephone.
    Such a monumental mural requires a lot of planning. Cornwell produced a series of small sketches, first to get hired for the project, and then to plan the figure groupings.
    Cornwell gave the original gouache sketch to teacher and painter...
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