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Alberto Vargas 1940s Esquire magazine "Varga Pin-up Girl" calendar"

This extremely stylish picture is a Varga Pin-up Girl calendar for October 1941 that has been taken from the American Esquire Magazine of the same date. It depicts an auburn haired woman dressed as an archer in a green tunic with a green cap with a feather, drawing a bow. In the top right hand corner is an insert with a short verse and in the bottom left hand corner is a calendar insert for October 1941 sponsored by Warp brothers of Chicago.

We have framed this in a silver tone slip, with an outer cream mount and a chrome frame.

Width: 18.1ins - 46cms
Depth: 21.2ins - 53.7cms
Alberto Vargas worked for Esquire magazine for the period 1941- 46 under the name "Varga" ( the "s" was removed from his name at Esquire's suggestion to give a more exotic tone) during which time he produced a series of glamorous pin-up girl calendars and centrefolds. He later went on to produce centrefolds for Playboy in the 1960s but those works were signed Vargas as he was prevented from using the name Varga as Esquire had patented that name just before they parted company.

This is an original piece from the 1940s not a reproduction and therefore whilst the condition is very good there is discolouration commensurate with age
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