Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton

£500.00

[Cecil Beaton]. Edited by Daniela Palazzoli. Introduction by Giuseppe Turroni.

Electa Editrice Portfolios. Milan. 1982. First edition. No. 381 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Folio; black card portfolio with title label pasted to front cover, with white card slip cover. 4 text pages, 12 loose heliogravure prints by Beaton, with tissue guard-leaves. Italian. 410 x 310mm. 1.5kg. . Very good; light wear to white slipcover with some faint marks and creasing, small publisher's limitation sticker to rear panel; lightly bumped along lower edge of slipcover and black card portfolio (not affecting the plates), slight surface wear; three tissue guard-leaves detached and creased.

A scarce portfolio of fine heliogravure prints reproducing twelve of Cecil Beaton's most iconic photographic portraits. The sitters featured are Gary Cooper, Buster Keaton, Marlene Dietrich, John Weissmuller, Greta Garbo, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin in High Society, Marilyn Monroe, Rudolf Nureyev, Edith Sitwell and Pablo Picasso. From the Electa Portfolios series which produced finely printed portfolios focussing on a single photographer and reproducing prints of their greatest works.