CECIL BEATON (1904-1980)
Audrey Hepburn, March 1954
gelatin silver print, mounted on board
signed in red crayon (mount, recto); stamped 'Cecil Beaton photograph' (mount, verso)

image/sheet: 10 x 8¾ in. (25.4 x 22.2 cm.)
mount: 13 x 11 in. (33 x 27.9 cm.)

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On first meeting Audrey at a London party, following the release of Roman Holiday, photographer and costume designer Cecil Beaton wrote in his diary: Audrey’s enormous potential cinema success, with attendant salary, seems to have made little impression on this delightful human being [...] In a flash I discovered Audrey Hepburn is chock-a-block with sprite like charm [...] we liked one another. Beaton would go on to shoot Audrey in a series of portraits for British Vogue in 1954.
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