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Original Illustration Art circa 1890-1970

Approximate Date: 1913

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Size: 23.75" x 20"

Lot No. 3609

The Mediator By Douglas Duer (1887 - 1964)





R. Norton, The Mediator, New York, 1913, cover illustration.

Douglas Duer (1887-1964) was a member of New York's Society of Illustrators who studied with William Merritt Chase at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and later with Howard Pyle in Wilmington, Delaware. He contributed illustrations for several fictional works, including the present painting, which served as the dust jacket illustration for Roy Norton’s novel The Mediator, published in 1913. The story follows the adventures of a prospector named Elisha “Lish” Henley, who earned the nickname “The Mediator” from his desire to settle conflict and maintain peace.


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