Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
This still is collaged together from the penultimate scenes of ‘ The Cheat’ (1931) in which Tallulah Bankhead plays an impulsive gambler driven into an affair with a rich man in order to pay off her debts. He brands her with a hot scolding iron, symbolic of his power over her.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.