• Children's Books, Original Ill auction at Christies

    Sale 5950

    Children's Books, Original Illustrations and Vintage Film Posters

    10 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 49

    R. Sheriffs (fl.1930s)

    Vera Zorina in 'On Your Toes', Illustration for The Sketch, February 24 1937

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    R. Sheriffs (fl.1930s)
    Vera Zorina in 'On Your Toes', Illustration for The Sketch, February 24 1937
    pen and black ink and wash, unframed
    15 1/8 x 11¼ in. (38.4 x 28.6 cm.); together with Eleven further unframed drawings by the same hand also from The Sketch, along with the pages from The Sketch issue in which they were published (12)


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    These art deco illustrations were originally published in the 'Criticisms in Cameo' column in The Sketch in the mid 1930s. The column was an often waspish review of either the stage or cinema during the week of publication and featured striking black and white illustrations by Sheriffs of some of the productions reviewed. The images here are the originals for the articles and are sold with the pages from the issue of The Sketch in which they were published.

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