843. Bette Davis painting by James Elmer Buck for Mr. Skeffington. (Warner Bros., 1944) James Elmer Buck was born in Kentucky in 1906. Buck lived in San Francisco in 1930 and soon moved south to begin his Hollywood career painting posters for the movie studios and portraits of stars. This is an original Buck painting of Bette Davis as “Fanny Skeffington” from the drama Mr. Skeffington. Accomplished in oil paint on 18 x 22 in. artist canvas tipped to board. A beautiful period likeness of the Hollywood icon Davis in green velvet hat with feather plumes and a fine lace veil. The painting is signed at lower right corner, “James Buck”. With fine cracks and streaking to the surface from age. Exhibiting signs of restoration. Tacked to a 22 x 26 in. crème velvet matted gold-painted wooden frame. Overall, in vintage fair condition. Special shipping arrangements will apply.
$400 - $600