Tue, 15th Feb 2022 10:00

Out of the Ordinary - Two-Day Sale

 
Lot 270
 

270

MANDY RICE DAVIES

MANDY RICE DAVIES,
early 1960s, a rare nude studio photograph of Mandy Rice Davies, photographer unknown, reverse inscribed 'Mandy Rice Davies',
9 x 14cm

The photo was originally purchased from the estate of the late actor Peter Wyngarde.

Mandy Rice Davies, born Marilyn Davies, near Llanelli in Wales, met Christine Keeler at Murray’s Cabaret Club, London. It was Christine Keeler who introduced her to the well-connected osteopath, Stephen Ward. In his spare time, Ward studied at the Slade School of Art and developed a talent for sketching portraits which provided a profitable sideline. Police photographs came to light in 2014 that showed a two-way mirror hidden behind an unobtrusive picture on the wall in Ward’s house.

His practice and his art brought considerable social success and he made many important friends, among whom was Lord Astor at whose country house, Cliveden, in the summer of 1961, Ward introduced John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War, to 19-year-old Christine Keeler. Profumo, who was married to the actress Valerie Hobson, embarked on an affair with Keeler.

Stephen Ward was later found guilty of living on immoral earnings (money obtained from Rice-Davies and Keeler, among others).

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Sold for £850


Condition Report

No damage, excellent condition.

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Auction: Out of the Ordinary - Two-Day Sale, Tue, 15th Feb 2022

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