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AL HIRSCHFELD (1903-2003) "Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burton." Published in The New York Times, March 3, 1968. Pen and ink on board, 1968. 685x559 mm; 27x22 inches. Signed "Hirschfeld 3" in ink, lower right and titled in Hirschfeld's hand along bottom right edge. Laid into Margo Feiden Gallery raw silk-covered matte.
This was Hirschfeld's first newspaper drawing of the famous couple, although he had drawn them together for an S.J. Perelman article in TV Guide and twice to promote the film of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The work was later published as a limited edition lithograph in an edition size of 150 in the early 1990s. He would not draw them together again until he captured them for the 1983 Broadway production of Noel Coward's Private Lives (sold at Swann Galleries in June, 2021).