"Scheherazade," the legendary princess who crafted the tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights is posed here by Marie Prevost, star of the Ziegfeld stage and the silent screen. Alberto Vargas captures the magic and beauty of the imaginative princess; he seems to have portrayed her as a genie, as she cradles Sinbad's ship in her hand. Alberto's knowledge of the legend of "Scheherazade" - combined with his own brilliant imagination - brought us this wonderful and dynamic work of art.
The original artwork that this image is based on was produced in 1921.
The "Lifetime Portfolio"
In the late 1970s, Alberto Vargas was invited to produce a series of limited edition lithographs of a number of his early works. An agreement was reached and he chose five of his favorite Ziegfeld period beauties to be published.
A total of 1,000 prints were authorized, 500 for domestic distribution and 500 for international release. None of these were signed by Vargas, rather they were signed by an authorized representative as a "Proxy Signature".
After the main edition was finalized, the publishers approached Vargas to personally hand-sign 50 additional prints designated as Artist Proofs. He agreed and thus he created the only limited edition "Artist Signed" prints by Alberto Vargas.
The Lifetime Portfolio prints are offset lithographs on BFK Rives fine-art paper.
We generally have a small inventory of proxy-signed pieces available that can be purchased using the CHOOSE A SIZE button below. Orders will be shipped within 2-4 days.
We may also have a hand-signed version in stock. Please contact us for availability and pricing on these pieces!
Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following the delivery of their artwork.