Description

    ALBERTO VARGAS (American, 1896-1982)
    Portrait of Beatrice Wolcott, 1923
    Watercolor and pencil on paperboard
    10 x 8 in. (oval, sight)
    Signed lower left
    Dated lower right

    According to a signed letter of authenticity from Theron Kabrich of the San Francisco Art Exchange, LLC that accompanies this lot, this portrait was produced during the time that Vargas was being commissioned by Florenz Ziegfeld to paint various performers in his "Ziegfeld Follies."


    Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Light surface discoloration/possible toning; pinpoint of discoloration at center left; several light tiny dots which appear to be possible surface knicks on woman's neck and chest; not examined outside of frame; framed under glass to an overall size of 19.75 x 17.25 inches.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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