Modern Girl Book Cover Girl

Artist:Cardwell Higgins
Date:1938
Medium:Pastel on illustration board
Dimensions:Image sight size of 18" by 24" framed 26 1/2" by 33"
Condition:Mint
Original Use:Likely cover for Modern Girl Book Magazine
Price:$6500.00
Full view

Full view

The artist's signature middle left

The artist's signature middle left

Framed and matted view

Framed and matted view

A signed original pastel on illustration board from the late 1930's by the prolific cover artist and pin-up illustrator Cardwell Higgins of an oddly alluring modernist blonde showgirl. We believe this to be a cover for a short lived publication titled Modern Girl Book Magazine which was essentially a bed-sheet sized spicy pulp publication with a very short run and small circulation. We have a companion pastel by Higgins of a brunette in the same format and similar pose that we will be adding to our gallery shortly. We were able to find the published tear sheet cover to match that piece archived in the artist's scrapbook, which we acquired several years ago at Charles Martignette's estate auction in Florida. We have every reason to believe this to be a published work from the same title.

Detail

Detail

In a fabulous state or untouched original conservation nicely matted and framed behind glass and ready to enjoy.

Verso view of illustration board

Verso view of illustration board

 

Notations on back of illustration board

Notations on back of illustration board

Frame corner detail

Frame corner detail



 

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