Originated and purchased from Erte's premiere CIRCLE GALLERIES of Chicago. One owner-Pristine Condition; Assessed from Martin Lawrence Galleries;Retails for $4000; Selling for $2100-Framed; Edition #: AP (Artist Proof); Hand Signed: Lower right in pencil. Gallery framed: 35"long X 31" across; black lacquer frame, 2x Mats: black + salmon, matching AP. Selling for $2100 -Framed.
The piece is framed with black lacquer molding and very elaborate matting, which includes a silver foil lining. All the original paperwork is intact and will be passed along to the new owner of this special piece.
Imagine the grandeur and elegance of a ball at the ducal court of Mantua, suggested by this sensuous piece. Featured is the lovely Gilda, daughter of Rigoletto, the hunchbacked jester for the womanizing duke. She is tragically assasinated in Verdi's opera, the namesake of this HEAVILY gold-embossed serigraph.
This STUNNING piece will steal the limelight, lending drama, elegance and grandeur to your castle gallery!
Framed in elegant black lacquered, molded wood frame with gold leaf accents. Non-glare museum plexiglas.
Originally purchased from Minotaur Galleries in Las Vegas in 1986. We have been the only owners--we love her but must sell!
One of Ertes best-known works, THE SLAVE is featured on the cover of the 1979 art book, ERTE'S THEATRICAL COSTUMES IN FULL COLOR (see a bookseller such as Amazon.com to see a picture and description of the book).
Elegantly framed in a glossy black metal frame with a 3/4" gold metal inner frame band.
This would make a glorious "signature piece" to any Erte collection.