In 1948, Ingrid Bergman starred in the film Joan of Arc which was produced by Walter Wanger. This caricature, of Bergman skiing as Joan of Arc, was a gift to Wanger. The inscription reads: “If I wear my legs to my knees, I must ski – Greetings to Walter! Ingrid” The caption at the bottom reads: “It’s beyond me how anybody can climb dot [sic] fast in dot [sic] outfit!” It’s probably safe to assume this was done while Bergman was at the Sun Valley ski resort since it is signed “Barsis/Sun Valley” in the bottom right corner – Max Barsis was a well-known artist who resided in Sun Valley.
A big thanks to Robin Carlson of the Wisconsin Historical Society conservation lab for helping to preserve this wonderful sketch.