Follies Girl in Red

Artist:Charles Sheldon
Date:1915-25
Medium:Pastel on Paper
Dimensions:Sight Size 9" x 11 1/2" Framed 24" x 19 1/2"
Condition:Mint
Original Use:Presumably Calendar Art
Price:Sold
Detail of pastel work

Detail of pastel work

Framed view in period gesso wood frame

Framed view in period gesso wood frame

Above: A Charles Sheldon photograph of model posed for this pastel

A delightful original pastel by Charles Sheldon of a lavishly-attired model (thought by many to be Gloria Swanson) posed in the style of a Follies showgirl, bathed in red light. Double matted and framed in a period Art Deco gesso wood painted frame. This is an unusual view of the roaring 20s icon, posed directly by Sheldon, and in his whimsical manner. For reference is a scan of the model posed for this portrait and photographed by the artist.

Detail

Detail

Artist's signature

Artist's signature

Corner detail of handsome frame

Corner detail of handsome frame

Above: Similar themed showgirl for Brown & Bigelow titled " The Glorified American Girl "


 

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