The prolific early Golden Age of Illustration artist Archie Gunn created this whimsical boldly art deco painting for publication. Commissioned as calendar art for a series titled Dancing Girls, in this version a Follies Girl is costumed as a jazz-age French Pierrot clown. A complete vintage salesman’s sample folio of Dancing Girls that includes Gunn’s published image is included in the sale. Gunn illustrated many demure victorian and art nouveau maiden postcards as well as covers for Scribners, Munsey, Truth and The Green Book magazines. Housed in the original wide profile gold wood frame, recently cleaned and in a fine state of conservation.
Below are a few views of the calendar sample folio Dancing Girls, for which this original artwork was created.