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    Alberto Vargas (1896-1983) Original Preliminary Sketch (1940-1950). In the 1940s, Alberto Vargas began working on a series of nude paintings that were not to be sold in his lifetime. The "Legacy Nudes," as they came to be known, were Vargas' bequest to his wife, Anna Mae. This large nude sketch is a preliminary drawing by Vargas for one of his legacy paintings. It is one of only a few such sketches known to exist. It is rendered in pencil on paper (the model's lips are colored pencil), it measures matted (28 x 40) with an approximate sight size of 22 x 34.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2003
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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