Stunning old oil painting of a glamorous 1930's starlet wearing a revealing colorful and captivating jazz age backless dress. Signed at lower left "McClelland Barclay", this masterpiece has an overall 23 x 17 inches, actual 21-1/4 x 15. It is in a period, simple painted wood frame.
We believe this is possibly the image of the star of screen and stage, Kay Francis. Known for her flamboyant behavior, several failed marriages and steamy affairs, Kay was the Marilyn Monroe of her day. She was Hollywood's highest paid actress of the era until having a fallout with Warner Studios, after which she was replaced by newcomer Bette Davis.
As an old work of art, this is sold in "as is" condition with no expressed or implied claims or guarantees.