""The Barefoot Contessa," Poster Maquette, 1954"   Lot no. 4413

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By Artist Unknown

1954 (Estimated)
36.50" x 19.00" on 43.50" x 29.50" Board
Mixed Media (Ink, Wash, and Charcoal) on Board
Unsigned, Not Dated

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"The Barefoot Contessa." Original poster maquette for the 1954 film of the same title. Artwork attributed to Henri Cerutti or, alternatively, to Rold Goetze. Mixed Media, including ink, wash and charcoal heightened in white on board.

 

While the maquette prominently features the film's star, Ava Gardner, the face of her co-star Humphrey Bogart is conspicuously absent. A large line drawing of Bogart's face was later added to the final poster design just before printing, as the omission would have been a breach of the actor's contract. 

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