Delicate Pastel Portrait of Shirley Temple by Helen Cyr

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12" (30 cm.) x 8". On heavy art paper, the portrait depicts Shirley Temple as a young lady, in semi-profile with special attention to color details of hair and hazel eyes, and with pastel coloring on the original sketch. Signed Helen Cyr in lower right corner, framed under glass. Possibly Helen Cyr, who had been inspired in her painting endeavors by Arthur Small, a famed New Bedford artist and lighthouse keeper; the connection may provide a clue to their connection with Shirley Temple, although this is not substantiated at this time. Ex-Collection private archives of Shirley Temple Estate, sold with certificate of authenticity.
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