ORIG 1963 Oil Painting by Actor Richard Burton Given To Liz Taylor’s Mother
Done During Shooting The Night of the Iguana in Mexico Stating June 19, 2015 http://yqz.me/Richard_Burton
We recently received the most amazing collection of ephemera to ever cross our doors. All related to Elizabeth Taylor, her mother and her twice husband, Richard Burton. We divided the items into six lots and are selling those six lots separately on eBay to the highest bidder. Everything will sell on an absolute auction starting at 99 cents, with no reserve on anything. Please check out all six auctions.
Up in this auction is an original 1963 oil on board painting by the actor, Richard Burton. Titled, “The Glassblower”. Consigned to us by StevenPierce who was given it as a gift from Sara Sothern Taylor, (Elizabeth Taylor’s mother) who was given it by Richard Burton.
Here is the story behind it. According to Mr. Steven Pierce, In 1963 Richard Burton, accompanied …by Elizabeth Taylor, both whom were married to other people at the time went down to Puerto Vallarta Mexico, to join John Huston and the other cast in the filming of, The Night of the Iguana. Amongst those there were, Michael Wilding, Elizabeth Taylor’s second husband, the gun-toting, Emilio “El Indio” Fernández, etc. This left Richard Burton visibly stressed. John Huston encouraged him to take up painting to relieve that stress. Richard Burton took him up on that suggestion and this painting was the result. Signed in the upper right corner simply Burton and attribution taped to the back. It measures approx. 9″ x 12″ for the painting, framed in its original frame, with a chip and some repairs to the top of the frame, approx. 14 3/4″ x 17 3/4″.
This shows that Richard Burton was more than just a movie actor and has a real mid century modern look to it. GOOD LUCK!!