Gershwin, George (1898-1937)
Ensemble with Autographed Check and DrawingMay 3, 1932. Matted with a total size of 10.5" h x 17" w. Excellent condition.
Original penciled sketch by George Gershwin, possibly a self-portrait, matted with one of his signed checks.
Gershwin was an enthusiastic amateur artist as well as an art collector. Included is a letter of provenance by the Gershwin authority Edward Jablonski in which he relates that Ira Gershwin would collect his brother's signatures, doodles, and checks, frame them together, and present them as gifts to friends, as he did in this instance.GPH-08001$3,750