Description: Aftermath of a barroom fight
Comment: Those of you who follow auction results will know that Cornwell’s prices recently went sailing past his old records with a piece selling in September of this year for a jaw-dropping $245,700. That’s one of the intriguing things about auctions, it just takes two people to run up the price of something... as opposed to a direct purchase such as this where you just need to be first. Yes, the auction was a very special picture and yet I don’t believe that it was in his wheelhouse the way that this one is. This combines such good story-telling and emotion while at the same time allowing us to see DC’s painterly and compositional chops. Purchase includes a full copy of the magazine, which in and of itself is not such an easy thing to find.