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    Sale 5126

    British, Continental & Russian Pictures

    31 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1319

    Sir Cecil Beaton (British, 1904-1980)

    Midnight Cavalcade

    Price Realised  


    Sir Cecil Beaton (British, 1904-1980)
    Midnight Cavalcade
    signed 'BEATON' (lower right) and inscribed 'MIDNIGHT CAVALCADE' (upper centre)
    watercolour and bodycolour
    16 x 12¼ in. (40.7 x 31.1 cm.)

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    The present work is a poster design for the charity event Midnight Cavalcade on the 18th March 1954, at the London Palladium. Performers inculded Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, Richard Attenborough and Sybil Thorndike.

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