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Hilary Knight

Adrian: Garbo, Wild Orchards Drawing

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Hilary Knight collection. An original pencil illustration by Mr. Knight on Strathmore illustration board of Greta Garbo in a magnificent fur as she appeared in 1929s Wild Orchards. Commissioned by Vanity Fair in 2000 for an article on legendary MGM costumer Adrian, but unpublished. One-of-a-kind, suitable for framing. Signed by Mr. Knight.

Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.

Product Information

Made of:
pencil on board
15"L x 0.25"D x 22"H
upper left corner slightly bumped
Please note:
signature required upon delivery