Lot 747: Sought-after vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of James Montgomery Flagg's beautiful charcoal bust-length sketch of Garbo, signed and inscribed in orange artist's pencil, "To Arthur, Greta Garbo." The facsimile signatures of Garbo and Flagg to lower right are inherent to the original drawing. In fine condition, with two unobtrusive tears to right edge and a light irregular block of toning from previous display. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of transmittal from the Dartmouth College Library, confirming that this photo was exchanged for an 1851 pamphlet inscribed by Daniel Webster. The recipient of this photo was film producer Arthur Hornblow, Jr., a 1915 graduate of Dartmouth and a prolific producer for Paramount and MGM Studios, nominated for four Best Picture Oscars over the course of his career. A lovely depiction of the Swedish actress, further enhanced by its bold signature and notable Hollywood recipient.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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