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Was this 1940's Alberto Vargas painting the inspiration for the 1970's Patrick Lichfield Photograph?

On an artistic note: The soles of the shoes of both these images are at the same parallel, as are the knees and buttocks,
this illustrates how Vargas elongated the legs (and incidentally fingers) of his images to add greater elegance to his works.

And then there's the next generation ...

Paul Butvila's 'Purple Dress'
Taken directly from Lichfield's photo above.

This image illustrates points covered on the main 'Student's Corner ' page. In this case nothing more than colour and hair style has changed, but it has to be said that more people would be inclined to hang this painting over their mantelpiece than would hang the original excellent black & white photograph!

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