Siamese Dancers

Artist:Cardwell Higgins
Date:1929
Medium:Pen & Ink on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 15" x 20" Framed 24 1/2" x 30"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Fine art
Price:Sold
Above: Full view
Above: The artist's distinctive signature
Above: Framed and matted behind glass

An early fabulous pen & ink drawing by Cardwell Higgins in the orientalist art deco manner titled "Siamese Dancers." The artist completed a series of like minded costumed art deco pen & ink drawings between the years of 1927 - 1929 that were re-marketed as a series of limited edition art prints under the guidance of Charles Martignette in 1979. The work is finely matted and framed behind glass in a handsome art deco black and silver fine gallery frame.

Above: Detail
Above: Detail

A finely executed illustration with inventive art deco style. A pair of Persian attired Orientalist showgirls are depicted in a burlesque vaudeville-era Ziegfeld Follies inspired theatrical production. The work recalls the erotic and stylized pen & ink works of British artist Aubrey Beardsley.

Above: Frame profile detail
Above: The artist at work in Studio with work pictured on back wall
Above: Promotional Brochure from 1979 with limited edition prints of work


 

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