Study of a Seated Nude Woman, 1963

Study of a Seated Nude Woman, 1963

By Alberto Vargas
About the image
This pose was another likely favorite of Alberto Vargas', since a very similar portrait appeared as the September 1947 page in the Esquire Calendar.  The differences between them are slight, but clearly represent the different eras in which they were drawn.  In the 1940s image the model is barefoot in a bathing suit, looking a bit forlorn - as though missing her beau, a common theme at the time. 

In the later version, and as seen here, the model is peeking up at the viewer suggestively and is holding her clothing in her hand, as if she has just finished undressing.

Interstingly, both were finished in the reverse - with the model facing to the left in the publications.
Collectors notes
This is an original pencil & colored pencil drawing on tracing paper which served as the basis for the final painting that appeared in the May, 1963 issue of Playboy Magazine. (SK-418)

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Study of a Seated Nude Woman, 1963
Study of a Seated Nude Woman, 1963

 
 
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