item 193A - Untitled (Cropped figure in veiled hat holding lipstick), undated

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US NNFIT SC.187.1.193A


Untitled (Cropped figure in veiled hat holding lipstick), undated


  • 2003 (Acquisition)
  • undated (Creation)

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17 x 11 1/2 inches. Watercolor and gouache.

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Christian Bérard was born in Paris in 1902. He studied at the Lycée Janson de Sailly. His first exhibition was held at the Gallery Pierre in 1920. A decade later, he began making costumes and sets for the stage in France. He also began making drawings for fashion designers like Elsa Schiaparelli. He died suddenly in 1949 at the age of 46.

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Gift, 2003

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Cropped figure in veiled hat holding lipstick; Color: brush, watercolor and gouache; Signed "Vogue" "To Mrs. Taylor evening Paris." Signed lower left; Client Vogue Cover Sketch

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  • English

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  • Latin

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