17 December 2003
Francis Wilford Smith (b. 1927)
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, whose is the largest...
signed 'Smilby' (lower right), Playboy stamp on recto, caption written below image
ink and watercolor on illustration board
16¾ x 12 5/8 in. (42.5 x 32.1 cm.)
RUN DATE: May 1978
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