Marilyn Monroe as "The Spanish Girl"

Artist:Earl Moran
Medium:Pastel on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 34 1/2" x 2 1/2" Framed 42" x 33 1/2"
Original Use:Calendar Pin Up for Brown and Bigelow
Price: S O L D
Above: Close up of the lovely Marilyn Monroe
Above: View showing pastel with elaborate gallery frame
Above: The artist's signature

We are proud to offer the legendary pastel by Earl Moran of a young pin up model soon to become Marilyn Monroe. This is an unusually large work by Moran. It is a defining example of the artist's mastery of light and shadow. In 1949, the young, winsome Norma Jean approached the established Earl Moran with dreams of modeling for his portraits.

Above: The artist posed with pastel post completion

With Moran's eye for beauty, there was no hesitation and a series of illustrations of Marilyn Monroe were born. This pastel was commissioned Calendar Art for Brown & Bigelow and was originally titled CONSENTIDA( an example appears on their webpage ) and marketed to a Latin audience initially.

Included with this pastel is a limited edition print by Illustrations Remembered, Inc. Also, the complete January 1987 issue of Playboy Magazine that features the original posed photos and "Spanish Girl " artwork. Additionally, a July 1983 full issue of LIFE Magazine with an article on the " lost Marilyn" photographs by Earl Moran including a posed view of the setting on page 8 as seen will accompany this iconic original pastel.

Above: Detail
Above: Playboy January 1987 Holiday Issue featuring "Spanish Girl"
Above: Numbered #5284 of 7500 Limited Edition Gallery Print


Above: Page 90 of Playboy Magazine with artwork and Monroe posing nude for Moran
Above: Page 8 of Life Magazine July 1983 with artwork and posed photograph by Moran
Above: Marilyn Monroe as posed for this pastel in Earl Moran sepia photograph
Above: Another view of Norma Jean as posed by Moran circa late 1940's


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