Portrait of Mary Pickford (1892-1979)

Object Number: 
1990.1.157
Date: 
1933
Medium: 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. ( 20.6 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: right: "Wm H Walker / Feb 14/ 33" inscription: lower center: "Mary Pickford"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at middle right in graphite: "Wm H Walker / Feb 14/33"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Mary Pickford"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
Silent film star and founding member of United Artists film studio, Pickford began her career as a child, supporting her family by performing in traveling theater. As a film star, she continued to play young girls into her thirties. She retired in the early 1930s to a reclusive life at "Pickfair," the estate she shared with her husband, the actor Douglas Fairbanks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group