Illustration for a book or magazine story by Dean Cornwell (1892-1960), known in his day as the “Dean of Illustrators.” Cornwell’s work appeared in Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping magazines, illustrating the work of authors including Pearl S. Buck, Lloyd Douglas, Edna Ferber, Ernest Hemingway, W. Somerset Maugham, and Owen Wister.
I wish I could identify the title this one comes from. I’d like to read it.
Hat tip to Madame Scherzo.
Lucas Machias came through with the ID: The illustration is for Illustration for â€œ$2,000 Reward,â€ a story by Alma and Paul Ellerbe, published in Cosmopolitan, March 1924.