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    Rolf Armstrong (American, 1889-1960)
    Portrait of Rebekah Louisa Hooper "Ma Hoops"
    Charcoal on paper
    19-3/4 x 15-1/2 inches (50.2 x 39.4 cm) (sight)
    Not signed

    This illustration features Rolf Armstrong's long-time housekeeper and personal friend "Ma Hoops" with a Hawaiian plumeria tucked behind her ear. Ma Hoops worked in Armstrong's Honolulu and Marblehead homes. She was considered a mother figure to many of his models, most notably Jewel Flowers. This work originates from Mike Woodridge author of The Glamour Art of Rolf Armstrong Pin-Up Dreams. A personal letter from Ma Hoops to Jewel Flowers and a photograph of the artist, Ma Hoops, and models accompanies this lot.


    More information about Rolf Armstrong, also known as Armstrong, Rolf, .

    Condition Report*: Light overall paper discoloration; soft handling creases and minor foxing; framed under glass.
    Framed Dimensions 21 X 17 Inches
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    24th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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