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Romain De Tirtoff 'Erté' (1892-1990)
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Romain De Tirtoff 'Erté' (1892-1990)

Gloria Swanson

Romain De Tirtoff 'Erté' (1892-1990)
Gloria Swanson
signed 'Erté' (lower right) and with initials 'G.S' (lower left) also with studio stamp (on the reverse)
pencil and bodycolour
13.3/4 x 10 in. (35 x 25.5 cm.)
Hèlèn Martini
Special Notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

Gloria May Josephine Swanson (1899 – 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer, she is probably best known for her role as Nora Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, 1950.
Hèlèn Martini known also as 'The empress of the night' directed the Folies Bergère for thirty seven years and collaborated closely with Erté during this time on costume designs for the celebrated music hall. She owned many works by the artist including those offered here.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Serge Leeman.

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