"Eric Blore"   Lot no. 2325

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1932 (Estimated)
13.00" x 9.00"
Charcoal on Illustration Board



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of 1930s English character actor Eric Blore, best known for his film roles in `Top Hat`, `Shall We Dance` & `Swing Time`. In fact, he appeared in more Astaire-Rogers musicals than any other actor and always as an English butler or waiter. Blore also had a lengthy Broadway career, including an appearance in Cole Porter`s 1932-33 hit musical, `The Gay Divorcee`, opposite Fred Astaire; he reprised the role for the 1934 Astaire-Rogers film. Rendered in charcoal reduction (erasure from a black field). On 20" x 15" illustration board. 13" x 9" image. Minor soiling.

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From the dawn of TV, from 1937 to 1967, George Wachsteter (1911 - 2004) was a prominent in-demand American illustrator and caricaturist. Next to Al Hirschfeld, Wachsteter was one of the most visible American theatrical caricaturists at the time. He produced theatrical, radio, television and film related images for the 3 major radio and television networks, NBC, CBS and ABC. Wachsteter's humorous and elegant line drawings were seen displayed in almost every American living room through the syndicated TV View guide, and prominently placed in most major newspapers, including the Times, Herald Tribune, New York Journal American, and New York World-Telegram. A gradual loss of his vision ended his career prematurely in the late 1960s.