DescriptionAlberto Vargas (1896-1982) Original Illustration (1909).
Created by Vargas at the age of 13. The caption: "So -- lets beat it" appears on the verso, written in Vargas' hand. This, along with other pieces from an early sketch book, were the subject of a New York Post article written in 1943, after his fame was established with Esquire.
Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, framed (14.5 x 12.5), sight size approximately 8 x 6.5. Signed and dated (1909) lower right.
keywords: illustrator, beauty, glamour, Varga, Playboy artist, pin-up artist
Estimate: $1,625 - up.
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