The original gouache on board painting by Henry Clive was used as the cover of Randolph Hearst's The American Weekly magazine, August 6, 1944. This was one of the images Clive created for a series of covers that glorified the Global Glamour of women from the cultures America found itself allied with during the dark days of World War II. This series presented a rare opportunity for Clive to depict women from a variety of races in the guise of pin up and glamour art. The cover text reads "Alaska - Typical Beauties On All Our War Fronts." A rare surviving cover painting depicting a traditionally attired Eskimo girl with her sled dog at hand. Beautifully silk matted and framed in an ornate period gesso frame and ready to hang.
Henry Clive had a three decade career illustrating covers for The American Weekly, this is a fresh to the market work that was signed in pencil by Clive "To Johnny, Best Regards Henry Clive". Johnny was the artist's lawn boy who also did odd jobs around his Hollywood home in the 1950s. The artist gifted this painting to the boy at that time and this has remained in the family until now.