Ziegfeld Follies Beauty Barbara Dean Portrait - Art by John Knowles Hare
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John Knowles Hare
Ziegfeld Follies Beauty Barbara Dean Portrait

1920s

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From the estate of legendary Ziegfeld Follies photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston comes this beautiful pastel portrait of Follies showgirl Barbara Dean. Noted illustrator J. Knowles Hare was commissioned by impresario Flo Ziegfeld to create pastel illustrations of his glorified American girls based upon the the photographic sittings between Johnston and the showgirls. This romantically colored pastel captures a sophisticated and dramatic Dean that closely resembles the source photograph (shown above for rreference). The pastel is in the original wood enameled frame and French matted behind glass and really just captures the dazzling beauty of the model. Barbara Dean was a long running Ziegfeld Follies girl and film actress who appeared mainly in uncredited chorus line parts but who occasionally was featured in larger roles, as in 1920s "Sally". Signed LR. Sight Size 13 1/2" x 17" Framed 21" x 26"

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    From an east coast estate auction which sold the remaining content of Alfred Cheney Johnston's photography studio.
  • Dimensions
    H 26 in. x W 21 in.H 66.04 cm x W 53.34 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Reference Number
    LU1222786172
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