EMILIO VILA, ORIGINAL PAINTING OF VERONICA LAKE, 1955
EMILIO VILA, ORIGINAL PAINTING OF VERONICA LAKE, 1955
EMILIO VILA, ORIGINAL PAINTING OF VERONICA LAKE, 1955
EMILIO VILA, ORIGINAL PAINTING OF VERONICA LAKE, 1955
EMILIO VILA, ORIGINAL PAINTING OF VERONICA LAKE, 1955
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EMILIO VILA, ORIGINAL PAINTING OF VERONICA LAKE, 1955

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

EMILIO VILA, ORIGINAL PAINTING OF VERONICA LAKE, 1955

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Sold:3,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

EMILIO VILA, ORIGINAL PAINTING OF VERONICA LAKE, 1955

Artist: Emilio Vila (1887-1967) 


Unframed: 61 x 48 cm (24 x 19 in.)

Framed: 75.5 x 61 cm (29¾ x 24¼in.)


Veronica Lake was an American actress, who was well known for playing femme fatale characters in many film noirs, as well as for her peek-a-boo hairstyle. She won the hearts of the public and critics for her role in the screwball comedy Sullivan's Travels (1941). She appeared in many films in the 40s alongside Alan Ladd, including three classic film noirs - This Gun for Hire (1942), The Glass Key (1942) and The Blue Dahlia (1946).


This beautiful portrait is from The Emilio Vila Museum. Emilio Vila was a Spanish painter and illustrator born in Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War.  He fled to France, where he found work as a portrait painter and poster designer.  Vila was part of the Art Deco movement and though this portrait was done in a more classic Hollywood style, its warm palette and dreamlike quality are typical of his work. In the late 1940s Vila returned to his home town of Llagostera, where he opened an art gallery which later became the Emilio Vila Museum.



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Condition Report

Conservation framed with UV plexiglass. Excellent condition with the colours remaining very bright. There are a couple of pinholes in each corner.


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