Jewel Flowers in a Sun Hat

Artist:Rolf Armstrong
Date:1950s
Medium:Graphite on Artist's Paper
Dimensions:Sight Size 11" x 16" Framed to 18" x 24"
Condition:Excellent
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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