A Blue Eyed Beauty

Artist:Rolf Armstrong
Date:1928-31
Medium:Pastel on Illustration Sand Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 9" x 12" Framed 19 1/2" x 24"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Unpublished Portrait of Dea Smith
Price:$4500.00
Full View

Full View

Framed and matted behind glass in gold toned bleached wood frame

Framed and matted behind glass in gold toned bleached wood frame

An unpublished original pastel by Rolf Armstrong of model Dea Jamel Smith, a pretty young dancer from Julliard who Armstrong worked with extensively during the 1920s and early 1930s as she had the face and physique of the Roaring Twenties and the Jazz Age. This work was never published, we acquired it from the model's descendants. Armstrong really excelled at these pastel close-up portraits, this is a lovely and fresh to the market example that captures the allure of the flapper girl effortlessly with a blue eyed flirty smile.

Above: View of complete pastel removed from matting
Above: Verso notations
Detail

Detail

Frame corner profile detail

Frame corner profile detail



 

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