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    Alberto Vargas (American, 1896-1982)
    Portrait of Carol Ohmart, 1956
    Watercolor on board
    39.25 x 26 in.
    Signed lower left


    PROVENANCE:
    Hal B. Wallis;
    Gene Ecker, gift from the above;
    Estate of Gene and Bernice Ecker;
    By descent to the Ecker family;
    Heritage Auctions, October 13, 2012, lot 78322;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    This gorgeous painting depicts actress Carol Ohmart from the 1956 movie Scarlet Hour, though there is no indication that the image was used in the film's promotion.

    NOTE:
    A gift from Hal B. Wallis to Gene "Gaucho" Ecker in honor of having worked as the scenic artist on many films




    Condition Report*: Faint water damage to the upper right edge and corner with crease; light discoloration to board; edges of work have wear including two small tears, accretions, and minor creasing - not affecting image and not visible when framed; framed under glass to 44.5 x 32.25 inches. 
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