Description

    Gil Elvgren (American, 1914-1980)
    Everything Seems Awfully High Around Here!, preliminary, 1946
    Charcoal on vellum
    25.75 x 20.5 in. (sheet)
    Signed lower right

    The finished painting of this work was also reproduced as figure 195 in Gil Elvgren All His Glamorous American Pin-Ups by Charles Martignette and Louis K. Meisel, Taschen, 1999.

    A photograph of the model depicted in this work accompanies this lot.


    Condition Report*:

    The photograph included is skinned along the top edge and has a notch of paper loss to the lower left corner.  The drawing has a nickel-sized stain to the lower right corner; overall slight paper discoloration with a few scattered spots of minor foxing; scattered handling creases, notably along the edges with some tears.  This work is not mounted and it is not framed.

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    October, 2016
    12th Wednesday
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