Monday, January 26, 2009

Nancy Drew Nappi Painting For Sale: The Ghost of Blackwood Hall

Up for auction is a Rudy Nappi Nancy Drew painting, The Ghost of Blackwood Hall. It is being auctioned by Heritage Auction Galleries.

Bidding begins on or about Feb. 23, ending on or before Mar. 13. ???

Details noted at their website:

RUDY NAPPI (American b.1923)

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #25, The Ghost of Blackwood Hall book cover, 1967
Gouache on board
14 x 9.75 in.
Signed lower left

This illustration appeared on the cover of Carolyn Keene's Nancy Drew book, The Ghost of Blackwood Hall, Grosset and Dunlap, 1968, and graced every edition of the book until well into the 1990s.

Nancy Drew and her friends travel to the colorful French Quarter in New Orleans to solve the mystery of The Ghost of Blackwood Hall

A copy of a 1995 edition of the book, autographed by Rudy Nappi, is included in this lot.

Condition Report: This piece has been matted to an overall size of 20 x 15 in., and the art is in Excellent condition.


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