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Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton Watercolour Theatrical Set Design circa 1951

1951

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Original Cecil Beaton (signed LR) watercolour set design for the 2nd version of Beaton's play "The Gainsborough Girls" circa 1951 theatrical production entitled "Landscape with Figures" starring Angela Baddeley and Laurence Hardy performed at the Theatre Royal Brighton. Provenance: The Estate of Eileen Hose, Cecil Beaton's secretary to whom Beaton bequeathed much of his work. This lot was initially acquired at auction at Christie's London June 21, 1988 Lot #29. Artist Bio: Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was a British photographer, artist and designer best known for his elegant photographs of high society. Working within a cinematic approach, his black-and-white images are characterized by their staged poses and imaginative sets. Beaton’s costume and stage designs won him three Academy Awards, including one for My Fair Lady (1964). He attended Harrow School and St. John’s College, Cambridge, and studied history, art and architecture. He was mostly self-taught as a photographer, though he did study in the studio of Paul Tanqueray. Beaton was hired by numerous publications, including Condé Nast, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. During World War II, his focus shifted to documenting the realities of war throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, forging a prolific and varied career. Beaton’s works can be found in The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Portrait Gallery in London, among others.

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 22.5 in. x W 17.25 in. x D 1 in.H 57.15 cm x W 43.82 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Bristol, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU126014754442
  • Seller Reference Number
    162614
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