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    Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Final Preliminary Calendar Art (1947). A fabulous calendar image by Alberto Vargas, this is the final study of the famous August 1947 Esquire Calendar Girl. A remarkable rendering, this large final preliminary drawing contains most of the color, shading and the basic body language of the finished image. However, it is lacking the modest covering of flowers used in the final rendering to comply with the censorship of the period, making this an exquisite and historical Vargas original. It is executed in pencil, watercolor and airbrush on paper, it measures matted (25 x 31), and has an approximate sight size of 19 x 25. An August 1947 calendar page showing the final version, is included with this original.

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    March, 2003
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
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