An Alberto Vargas illustration of Eleanor Powell
Pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor on tracing paper, signed ("Al. Vargas"), matted. Annotated by Vargas in pencil at lower left, "The 'Top Hat' belongs to / the 'guy' who got the / Kick up the Gatti-Cagazza!," additionally annotated in the lower left corner, "17." A charming image of the dancer in black tap pants, a white silk shirt, stockings and black high heels, doing a high kick with a top hat in her right hand.
Provenance: Collection of Alberto Vargas; by descent to Astrid Vargas-Conte; by descent to Patty Conte.
Overall: 27 1/2 x 38 in.; Drawing only: 20 x 30 in.