George Benjamin Luks (1867-1933) Study for Otis Skinner as Colonel Philippe Bridau 36 x 23in (Painted circa 1919.)
Lot 11
George Benjamin Luks
(1867-1933)
Study for Otis Skinner as Colonel Philippe Bridau 36 x 23in
US$ 30,000 - 50,000
£22,000 - 37,000

American Art

20 Nov 2017, 10:00 EST

New York

Lot Details
George Benjamin Luks (1867-1933)
Study for Otis Skinner as Colonel Philippe Bridau
oil on canvas
36 x 23in
Painted circa 1919.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The artist.
    The sitter, gift of the above.
    Cornelia Otis Skinner, daughter of the above, by descent.
    By descent to the present owner.

    The present work is a preliminary study for a portrait of Colonel Philippe Bridau, commissioned by Duncan Phillips in 1919, and now in The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. The subject of this portrait, actor Otis Skinner, is depicted here as the character Colonel Philippe Bridau from Emile Fabré's famous play The Honor of the Family. Fabré's work was later adapted into a film of the same title in 1931 starring Bebe Daniels and Warren Williams.
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