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This is an original pastel drawing of Montgomery Clift by G. Maillard Kesslere in 1945.

George Maillard Kesslere was one of the last students of American impressionist painter, William Merritt Chase.
For those unfamiliar with him, you can find out all about him here:


It is one of a kind and was rendered while Clift was performing on Broadway in "Foxhole in the Parlor" by Elsa Shelley in mid 1945.
We have owned it for over twenty years.

As you can see from the unretouched photos and the signature, this pastel is a thoroughly genuine G. Maillard Kesslere, and in its original frame.
Condition is exactly as depicted in the photos. Please excuse the reflection of the ceiling fan and the photographer.
We GUARANTEE its authenticity.

Dimensions of the drawing are 15.25 by 20.25 inches. Frame measures 24.75 by 29.75 inches.

This is a serious work of art and a serious collector's item being sold for serious money. Only legitimate inquiries will receive a response.

Full uncompressed 8MP JPEGs are available on request.
We are perfectly willing to have it inspected by a professional appraiser (Northeast US only) of prospective buyer's choice upon request, at prospective buyer's expense.

We have ESTIMATED shipping charges for this painting by UPS Ground, plus delivery confirmation and insurance TBD by final sale price or buyer's instructions.
Handling charges are for packing materials purchased from U-HAUL (large mirror box, corner protectors, and peanuts/wrap) at cost.
Will ship per buyer's choice of courier and explicit instructions regarding same.
Please do not make payment until shipping or delivery arrangements have been confirmed and you have received a final invoice.
We can offer to hand deliver it to anywhere within a 100 mile radius of Fitzwilliam, NH 03447 or New York City for $200.00 USD, including Albany, Boston, Hartford, etc.

Of course, buyer is welcome to pick up the painting in Fitzwilliam, NH free of charge.

This Sale is Final, no refunds or exchanges.

Montgomery Clift original pastel drawing by G. Maillard Kesslere 1945 museum piece


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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: paper, pastel
  • Only ships within United States.
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