London: Robert Hale, 1963. Original artwork study for the dust jacket front panel and spine panel of the UK edition of James M. Cain's "Mignon," published by Robert Hale in 1963. The artwork consists of ink and watercolor on textured stock, with a transparent negative overlay lending browns and blues to the image. Some notes in holograph pencil on the verso of the former indicate that pale red, deep yellow, and medium deep blue are needed to flesh out the design, and a notation of "script pen no. 3-1/2" has been made just below that.
Artwork and overlay both Near Fine.
Included with the artwork is a copy of the first edition that resulted from it, Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.