A Persian Orientalist Showgirl

Artist:Cardwell Higgins
Date:1927
Medium:Pen & Ink on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 15" x 20" Framed 22 1/2" x 28 1/2"
Condition:Excellent
Original Use:Fine Art
Price:$3950.00
Framed and matted view under glass

Framed and matted view under glass

The artist's signature lower right and date of 1927

The artist's signature lower right and date of 1927

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A finely executed dated 1927 pen & ink illustration on board by Cardwell Higgins with inventive art deco style. A Persian attired orientalist showgirl makes her dramatic stage entrance with two attendants in tow - in a nod to the burlesque vaudeville-era Ziegfeld Follies inspired theatrical productions of the jazz-age. The work recalls the erotic and stylized pen & ink works of Harry Clarke and Aubrey Beardsley.

The artist worked as a staff artist at Paramount Films from the years of 1928 - 1930 creating artwork for their movie campaigns and exhibitor books. Handsomely framed under glass in an Art Deco aesthetic museum quality gallery frame and ready to hang.

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