CECIL BEATON
CECIL BEATON

PORTRAIT OF INA CLAIRE

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CECIL BEATON
Portrait of Ina Claire
gouache and pencil on paper
5 x 4in. (12.7 x 10.2cm.)

Lot Essay

Ina Claire was a well-known stage and screen star who modeled her high society characters after the characteristics of Elsie de Wolfe. A woman of taste, her many houses were decorated by Syrie Maugham, Billy Baldwin and Tony Duquette. She is best remembered for her role as Princess Swana in the MGM film 'Ninotchka' with Greta Garbo

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