An original photo-montage created by Comte Etienne de Beaumont memorializing a party given by Lady Deterding at the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz. Present at the gathering and memorialized in the montage are Greta Garbo, Etienne de Beaumont, Mimi Pecci-Blunt, Madame Visconti, G. Ortiz Patino, N de Gunsburg, B. de Broglie, Carlos de Beistegui and many others.
Lady Lydia Pavlovna Koudeyaroff Deterding was a wealthy heiress who spent most of her time buying jewelry and holding such soirees with the jet set of the day. Although undated, this work appears to date to the 1920s and bears an inscription on the verso in the hand of de Beaumont, indicating some of those present. The numerous photographs were each excised from larger images and laid onto a larger photograph of snow capped mountains in the distance.
The collage is 15.5" x 11.5" and is matted and framed (22.5" x 19"). On the (separately mounted) verso are several holograph inscriptions: "St. Moritz, fete donee par Lady Deterding; Greta Garbo, E. de Beaumont, G. Ortiz (?), N de Gainsbourg (?), Duke de Valembrose (?); C de Broglie, Mimi Percy Blount (?), Madam Visconti et Nadina Graherne (Visconti).....Collage de Comte Etienne de Beaumont offert par Merin de Beaumont.