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    THE COLLECTION OF PAUL GREGORY AND JANET GAYNOR

    Attributed to ADRIAN (American, 1903-1959)
    Drawing of a Young Man Lounging in a Bathing Suit, with additional sketches of bathers on verso, circa 1940s
    Red conte crayon on paper
    9-1/2 x 11 inches (24.1 x 27.9 cm), irregularly shaped sheet
    Unsigned

    This drawing was preserved among items belonging to Janet Gaynor, which Paul Gregory discovered after her death. Owing to the way the figure is drawn with clear, attenuated lines characteristic of Adrian's manner of rendering figures, Paul believes this work to be by Adrian. The left edge is deckled, as though it had been torn to reduce the composition intentionally on the left.


    Estimate: $500 - $800.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2011
    20th Sunday
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