A scene study for Funny Face
Paramount, 1957. Pencil, ink, and gouache on paper, laid down to illustrator's board. A typed caption reads "11520 VOID," and the recto is stamped "Paramount Pictures / Corporation / Art Department." The verso is stamped "Jul 25 1956" and also bears a "Sketch Data" stamp, inscribed in pencil, "Lens 35VV / Height above Floor 4LoY / Added info: Funny Face / Int. Upstairs Forsters Studio / Sketch Completed 17-4-56" and signed indistinguishably.
The sketch depicts Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn) sitting with Professor Flostre at his apartment in Paris, with Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) and Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) at the door. A chic, stylized, illustration showing Hepburn in classic gamine black and the modern decor of the intellectual's apartment.
Overall: 27 x 20 in.; Painting only: 17 x 9 in.