Costumed Ziegfeld Follies Girl With Mask

Artist:Charles Sheldon
Date:1920s
Medium:Pastel on Paper
Dimensions:Sight SIze 11 1/2" X 9 1/2" Framed 24" x 20"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Ziegfeld Follies Illustration
Price:Sold
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The artist's signature middle right

The artist's signature middle right

Framed and matted under glass in handsome gallery frame

Framed and matted under glass in handsome gallery frame

An exceptional pastel rendering of a costumed Ziegfeld Follies showgirl by the American illustrator Charles Sheldon. Pastel is double matted and framed in a handsome carved wood frame under glass.

The model could be Gloria Swanson, who posed for Sheldon often, and was one of his more vibrant sitters, embodying the charm and wild child life of the roaring 20s. Below, for reference is a photograph Sheldon took of the model taken during this very sitting.

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

Here is a very similar image by Sheldon that was used as a calendar image, circa 1930.

Above: Printed tintogravure Brown & Bigelow "The Glorified American Girl "


 

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