Pullman Gallery

Charles Sykes R.A. (1875-1950)

Price Code: SOLD

Reference: 5870

‘Portrait of a Lady’.

An original charcoal and pastel portrait on artists’ board by Charles Sykes R.A., depicting in her dressing room, the elegant and soignée Eleanor Thornton, the actress and artists’ model and inspiration for Sykes’ design of the Rolls-Royce ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ mascot, the folds of her dress, clearly illustrating the early origins of the mascot’s design.

Signed to the lower left, framed and glazed.

Size: 28 x 21 inches (72 x 53 cms).

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