This illustration by Frederic Varady was published in the February 1959 edition of Cosmopolitan magazine. It accompanied a 6 page short story by MacDonald Harris titled Scar of Love. The talents of both the author and illustrator are obvious in this piece. Here’s a bit of the text.
Readers were treated to a 2nd illustration which helped to further tell the story.
According to Wikipedia, the name MacDonald Harris was an alias used by Donald Heiney for his works of fiction.
Frederic Varady was a busy illustrator who did a variety of work for magazines. See this link for another example of his artwork on MidCenturyPage.com.
The short story is available for download below.