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.