A rare surviving original illustration by James Arthur for use as calendar art created in the late 1920s for the Louis F. Dow Calendar Company under the title Land of Sky Blue Waters.
The allure of the Indian Maiden proved inspiration for many American Illustrators. They were curiously portrayed as "white" and anglicized in their features. Today, Indian Maidens are even more collectible than during their initial popularity of the 1920s.
This work has photographic elements in her face and figure (which was often the case with artists of this genre), with much detailed oil painting. Like most Indian Maiden artwork, it is unsigned.
This is in very good condition with a corner bump in the upper left, near the matting in it's newer gold wood frame.