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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 136

    NORMAN PARKINSON (1913-1990)

    Ava Gardner, 1953

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    NORMAN PARKINSON (1913-1990)
    Ava Gardner, 1953
    gelatin silver print
    credited, titled, dated '3-9-53' in ink, publication stamps, Norman Parkinson Trust stamp and title label affixed (on the verso)
    12 5/8 x 11½in. (32.1 x 29.2cm.)


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    Provenance

    The Norman Parkinson Estate;
    acquired 2005.


    Literature

    Parkinson, Sisters under the Skin, Quartet, 1978, unpaginated (cropped variant);
    Parkinson, Lifework, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1983, p. 94 (cropped variant;
    Harrison, Parkinson Photographs 1935-1990, Conran Octopus, 1994, pl. 49.


    Post Lot Text

    Ava Gardner shortly after filming her role as Queen Guinevere in The Knights of the Round Table.