This unique and stunning print presents two complementary views of Alberto’s lovely wife, Anna Mae. Painted separately, each portrait was a masterful solo work by Vargas. Arranged into a single limited edition composition, the two images yield a visual harmony of watercolor hues - a symphony of feminine grace and elegance.
Originally published in the Esquire Calendar for November, 1941 (Left) and November, 1942 (Right). The original paintings are part of the permanent collection at the Julia Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas.
These beautiful museum-quality continuous-tone lithograph prints were printed in two different versions (as separate editions) with distinct finishes. Please use both the CHOOSE A SIZE and CHOOSE A VERSION buttons below to see the details, pricing, and availability for each one.
The Arches Edition was printed on ARCHES Watercolor paper, an archival, 100% cotton paper with a matte finish, and used by professional artists for centuries.
The Deluxe Edition was printed on a patented archival paper called Opalesque which has a surface that emulates the look and feel of silk.
This fine art print was published in San Francisco in cooperation with the Hearst Corporation/Esquire and the heirs of Alberto Vargas. All Vargas prints bear the official estate seal in the form of a silkscreened signature and are hand-numbered.
Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery of their artwork.