Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
Claudette Corbert plays the leading role in ‘Torch Singer’ (1933) having given up her illegitimate child for adoption she turns to alcohol and her only way of communicating with her daughter is through a children’s radio programme on which she sings.The ‘Pre-Code Series’ of drawings pay tribute to Hollywood films made between the years 1930-34, a period when censorship was lax. The subject of these films was often women caught in morally questionable situations. Directors were attracting large audiences even during America’s Great Depression, with depictions of alcoholism, infidelity, sexual violence and more.
Due to popular demand these prints have been re-issued in a large format to replicate the empowering size of the original works, all of which are now in private collections.
This giclée print is on heavy, fine art Hahnemühle photo-rag paper. The smooth yet slightly textured surface of this paper allows for the highest quality reproduction of the original artwork. The inks used are archival and will not fade. Our metal frames are hand-made, using modern techniques to produce clean, sharp edges. We use UV filtering acrylic to protect the prints from sunlight.