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    Natacha Rambova Two-Sided Panel with Pencil Sketches, Including a Drawing of Conrad Veidt from "Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." The dark side of Natacha Rambova reveals itself in this fascinating two-sided, pencil-sketched panel, dating from the early 1920s. One side features two profile drawings of attractive young ladies, circa 1922, one smiling, one dancing. The other side gets creepy: a crone, a skull face, male and female torsos and profiles, skeletons, and -- most notably -- a superb sketch of Conrad Veidt as Cesare, the "somnambulist" of the milestone horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920). The Veidt drawing is small (2" x 2") but has outstanding detail, especially in its shadowy and frightening eyes. An art study of a notable actor in an iconic performance, drawn by another famed cinema personality of the era, makes this very desirable indeed -- especially considering the highly collectible classic horror genre. Very Fine condition. This is truly haunting artwork, created by a notorious "dark lady" of early Hollywood.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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