Jewel Flowers in a Sun Hat

Artist:Rolf Armstrong
Medium:Graphite on Artist's Paper
Dimensions:Sight Size 11" x 16" Framed to 18" x 24"
Original Use:Preliminary Sketch for Published Brown & Bigelow Calendar Pastel
Price:S O L D
Above: Full view of drawing
Above: Framed and matted behind glass
Above: Vintage color photograph included in the sale

An original graphite preliminary pin-up sketch by Rolf Armstrong of his favorite pin up model Jewel Flowers. Nicely framed and matted with an original color snapshot of Jewel as posed by Armstrong in a wide brimmed straw sun hat from this specific setting, (likely taken by Rolf Armstrong himself). From the Jewel Flowers estate, gifted to Mike Wooldridge the co-author of Pin-up Dreams.

Above: Frame detail

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This 1937 dazzling and fresh (both in scene and technique) original mixed medium illustration painting by George Petty first appeared in Esquire Magazine as a full page color cartoon. It also was published as the first image of a spiral bound folio titled "Petty - A Portfolio from Esquire". One of the crown jewels from the estate of Charles Martignette. The work is framed and matted behind glass and is a defining example of the lithe and modernist Art Deco Petty Girl.