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.
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.